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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 estimated 1,034,311 names and 586,511 individual students on charter school waiting lists.
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.

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 academic year. The numbers presented in this report are estimates.
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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 Model Law For Supporting The Growth Of High-Quality Public Charter Schools.
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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 years, student enrollment in public charter schools has grown by 80 percent.
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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 schools over the next five years beginning with the 2014 school year.
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.
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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.

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.
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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.