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 an increasing number of communities.
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.
Promoting equality in funding and facilities is contingent upon valid and reliable evidence of what and where the shortfalls are.
The world of federal grants available to charter schools is much wider than just the CSP!
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 support. In the past year, public charter schools have garnered intense national scrutiny.
This issue brief presents a meaningful strategy for how charter school boards can hire top-notch, well-suited leaders for their schools.
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 change of the network of charter support organizations (CSOs).
Making Room for New Public Schools How Innovative School Districts are Learning to Share Public Education Facilities with Charter Schools
This report examines the public school facilities landscape in seven major cities and profiles the best practices for improving public charter school access to the existing stock of public school buildings.
The latest publication issued by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, "How Do Charter Schools Get the Teachers They Want?" examines the practices public charter schools employ to hire the teachers they need.
The report is a clear analysis of Missouri's charter school sector. It offers recommendations to improve the quality of schools by creating rigorous approval systems that will allow for accountable, high-performing public charter schools.
Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws analyzes the country's 41 state charter laws and scores how well each supports charter school quality and growth based on the 20 essential components from the NAPCS's model charter school law.
Measuring Charter Performance: A Review of Public Charter School Achievement Studies is the sixth annual research synthesis which continues to assess the available research on charter school achievement.