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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…
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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…
How Do Charter Schools Get the Teachers They Want?

How Do Charter Schools Get the Teachers They Want?

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…
Delivering on the Promise

Delivering on the Promise: How Missouri Can Grow Excellent, Accountable Public Charter Schools

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…
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2011

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…
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Measuring Charter Performance: A Review of Public Charter School Achievement Studies

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…
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A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter School Communities, Fifth Edition

Charter schools have never had the opportunity we have now. In addition to ongoing support from the U.S. Department of Education and Obama Administration, a number of films focused on Americas…
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Free to Lead: Autonomy in Highly Successful Charter Schools

Written by Public Impacts Joe Ableidinger and Bryan C. Hassel, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools issue brief, Free to Lead: Autonomy in Highly Successful Charter Schools, identifies…
Measuring Up To The Model

How State Charter Laws Rank Against The New Model Public Charter School Law

It's very important to have better, clearer charter laws laws that enable innovation, promote transparency about how charter schools perform and how they are held accountable, and provide fair…

Top Ten Charter Communities by Market Share: 4th Annual Edition

Public charter schools presence in K-12 schooling continues to grow. In fact, charters now enroll more than one in five public school students (22%) in 14 communities including major cities like…

School Improvement Grants - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Proposed Requirements

On Friday, September 25th, the Alliance submitted formal comments on the Department of Education's statement of proposed requirements for School Improvement Grants under the ARRA of 2009. The…
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Number of Public Charter Schools & Student, 2009-2010

With the start of the 2009-2010 academic year, over 400 new public charter schools will open their doors to students and more than 170,000 new students will be attending public charter schools.…