2015 has proved to be another successful year for public charter school legislation across the country. Some of the biggest developments of the 2015 state legislative sessions include:
- Alabama became the 43rd state to enact a public charter school law.
- Connecticut defeated a proposed two-year moratorium on opening of new charter schools.
- Indiana increased school autonomy, strengthened school and authorizer accountability, and funded facilities and finance programs.
- Nevada improved funding opportunities and modified its automatic closure requirements for low-performing public charter schools.
- New York increased flexibility for teacher certification and adjusted its cap to allow more public charter school growth in New York City.
- Ohio increased per-pupil funding for charter facilities and expanded the ability of traditional districts to levy taxes for charter schools that are sponsored by exemplary sponsors.
- Oklahoma overhauled law, including provisions to allow charter schools statewide, strengthening school and authorizer accountability, and allowing charter schools to borrow money.
- Wisconsin overhauled its law to allow more entities to authorize independent public charter schools, strengthening school and authorizer accountability, and providing additional funding to independent public charter schools.