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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-…
2014

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. This new annual report uses 11…
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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…
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. The brief,…

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…
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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…
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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…
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. The reports findings show that within the 435 congressional districts in the United States,…
Charter School Wait Lists Top 1 Million Names

Waiting Lists to Attend Public Charter Schools Top 1 Million Names

Each year the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools provides estimates of the number of student names and individual students on charter school waiting lists. In 2013-14, there were an…
Automatic Closure of Low-Performing Public Charter Schools

Automatic Closure of Low-Performing Public Charter Schools, April 2014

Over the past several years, state lawmakers have been devoting increasing attention to enacting legislation to better support the growth of high-quality public charter schools. By passing laws to…

Estimated Number of Public Charter Schools & Students

Each year, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools contacts state departments of education and state charter school associations to obtain lists of new and closed charter schools for the…