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2014-2015 Estimated Number of Charter Schools & Students

Estimated Number of Public Charter Schools & Students

According to a new report released by the National Alliance, more than 500 new public charter schools opened in the 2014-15 school year, and an estimated 348,000 additional students are attending public charter schools when compared with the previous school year.
Equity at Scale

Equity at Scale: How Public Charter School Networks Can Innovate and Improve Services for Students with Disabilities

As public charter schools have grown and expanded their impact across the nation, networks of public charter schools have emerged. These organizations have school models that can be consistently replicated at multiple locations.
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2015

While legislative changes for public charter school funding and accountability in 2014 improved the ranking of several state laws in the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' sixth annual rankings report, our study shows the need for additional policy improvements across the nation, espec
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A Growing Movement: America's Largest Charter School Communities, Ninth Edition

A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter School Communities, identifies communities with the highest enrollment share and largest number of students attending public charter schools, as well as communities where charter school enrollment growth is the strongest.
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On Top of the World: Public Charter Schools and International Benchmarking, 2013-14

On Top of the World: Public Charter Schools and International Benchmarking, 2013-2014, looks at the performance of students at four public charter schools on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Developments (OECD) Test for Schools.
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Health of the Public Charter School Movement: A State-By-State Analysis

The Health of the Public Charter School Movement: A State-by-State Analysis is a companion to the National Alliance's annual rankings of state charter school laws.
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Breakthroughs in Time, Talent, and Technology: Next Generation Learning Models in Public Charter Schools

Breakthroughs in Time, Talent, and Technology: Next Generation Learning Models in Public Charter Schools, authored by Shonaka Ellison and Gillian Locke of Public Impact, explains three core aspects of next generation learning:
Washington State Supreme Court

Washington State Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Several national education organizations filed an amicus brief with the Washington State Supreme Court urging the court to uphold the states voter-approved 2012 charter school law.

Using School Improvement Grant Funds to Increase Access to High-Quality Public Schools

This policy paper outlines a set of proposals that would allow states to use School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds to open new and expand existing high-quality public charter schools. In January 2014, Congress took action to broaden states uses of SIG funds.
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Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need to Know About Public Charter Schools

Between the 2008-09 and 2013-14 school years, the public charter school movement experienced a dramatic 80 percent increase in the number of students and an astounding 40 percent increase in the number of schools.
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Over-Age, Under-Credited Students and Public Charter Schools

Whether they have fallen behind in school or dropped out altogether, over-age and under- credited (OU) students are defined as not having the appropriate number of credits for their ageand intended grade.The freedoms that public charter schools have lend themselves to
The Numbers Add Up

The Numbers Add Up: Congressional Districts with the Most Charter Schools and Charter School Students

This report lists the top 25 congressional districts by number of charter school students and schools.