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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2012

2011 has been a significant year for charter school policy across the country. At long last, Maine enacted a charter school law, becoming the 42nd jurisdiction that allows this innovative public…
2011-2012 Estimated Number of Charter Schools & Students

Estimated Number of Public Charter Schools and Students, Dashboard Data from 2011-2012

As the public charter schools movement approaches the 20 year anniversary of the opening of the first charter school, the sector continues to grow. Over 500 new public charter schools opened their…
Unionized Charter Schools

Unionized Charter Schools: Dashboard Data from 2009-10

The number of charter schools that hold collective bargaining agreements with teachers unions has largely been unknown. Over the years, newspaper articles reported on a handful of examples of…
CMO and EMO Public Charter Schools

CMO and EMO Public Charter Schools: Dashboard Data from 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10

Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) and Education Management Organizations (EMOs) play an important part in the scalability of the charter school movement by enabling the replication of models…
Career Compass: Discovering Job Opportunities in the Public Charter School Sector

Career Compass: Discovering Job Opportunities in the Public Charter School Sector

As the U.S. public charter school movement approaches the 20th anniversary of the first charter school opening, there is much to celebrate. There are now more than 5,000 charter schools serving…
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A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter School Communities, Sixth Edition

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the opening of our nation's first charter school, these innovative schools are providing significant public educational options for parents and students in…
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Toward an Equitable Future: Charter Schools and School-Funding Litigation

At the National Alliance, we are working to ensure that public charter schools are equitably funded and that charter schools have appropriate access to the legal system to ensure equality. To…
State Facility Survey Blueprint

State Facility Survey Blueprint: Lessons from Four States

Promoting equality in funding and facilities is contingent upon valid and reliable evidence of what and where the shortfalls are. So far, four states have undertaken a comprehensive state…
Thinking Outside the Charter Grant Box

Thinking Outside the Charter Grant Box

The world of federal grants available to charter schools is much wider than just the CSP! This power point highlights opportunities which typically pull a majority of applicants from traditional…
2011 State Legislative Session Summary

2011 State Legislative Session Summary

This document was presented at the 2011 National Charter Schools Conference by Todd Ziebarth, vice president, state advocacy and support and Liza Grover, senior director, state advocacy and…
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Assess, Coordinate, Execute: How to ACE an Executive Director Search

This issue brief presents a meaningful strategy for how charter school boards can hire top-notch, well-suited leaders for their schools. Written by Mollie Mitchell, founder and president of The…
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The Promise of Citywide Charter Strategies

Given this steady growth of the charter school population, and its concentration in cities, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) anticipated a need for correspondent growth and…