Publications

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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…
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2014

In this report, we evaluate each states charter school law against the 20 essential components of a strong public charter school law. These 20 components are drawn from National Alliances A New…
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A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter School Communities, Eighth Edition

The latest data on public charter school enrollment demonstrate once again that public charter schools are the fastest-growing sector of public education in the United States. Over the past five…
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Weve Been Here Before: Charter School Opponents Use Same Legal Arguments and Lose Every Time

In November 2012, Washington state voters became the first in the country to approve a public charter school law by a ballot initiative. Initiative 1240 authorized the creation of 40 charter…
Brief: California Charter Schools Association v. Los Angeles Unified School District

Brief: California Charter Schools Association v. Los Angeles Unified School District

Application of National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for leave to file Amicus Curiae Brief
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Improving Access and Creating Exceptional Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools

Roughly 13 percent of students enrolled in public schools have a disability that qualifies them to receive support services under the umbrella of special education and related services. The…
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Quality School Ratings: Trends in Evaluating School Academic Quality

Parents, policymakers, and educators are committed to identifying great schools and calling attention to failing ones, but they often lack the tools to distinguish adequately between the two. The…

Details from the Dashboard: Public Charter Schools on Bureau of Indian Affairs Land

In this Details from the Dashboard report, we examine public schools that serve students on Native American lands. Public charter schools provide promising opportunities for Native American tribes…
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Public Charter School Facilities: Results from the NAPCS National Charter School Survey, School Year 2011-2012

During the spring of 2012, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) conducted its first national public charter school survey. The survey asked public charter school leaders to…
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Assessing the Increasing Strength of Charter Laws Between 2010 and 2013

Since it was founded in 2005, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has advocated for high-quality public charter school laws. With the support of a working group of individuals with…
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Free to Succeed: Public Charter Schools & the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The fundamental principle underlying the creation of public charter schools is that offering educators greater freedom to innovate in exchange for higher levels of accountability leads to greater…
Instructional Delivery and Focus of Public Charter Schools

Instructional Delivery and Focus of Public Charter Schools: Results from the NAPCS National Charter School Survey, School Year 2011-2012

During the spring of 2012, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) conducted its first national public charter school survey. The survey asked public charter school leaders to…