2022 was another consequential year of state-level legislative activity for charter schools.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education announced the recipients of the FY 2022 Charter Schools Program (CSP).
Passed with unanimous and bipartisan support from both the House and Senate chambers, a bill (HB 43) to improve charter school facilities funding was signed into law this week by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
National Alliance Congratulates the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Charter Schools Program Grant Recipients
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement announced the recipients of $42 million in Credit Enhancement grants to help charter schools meet the cost of financing facilities.
Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 2)—a $1.5 trillion bill designed to upgrade a wide range national infrastructure while also stimulating the economy.
We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for acknowledging the significant infrastructure needs of the country, including the nation’s public schools, by passing the Invest in America Act.
National Alliance Statement on House Education and Labor Full Committee Hearing on Public Education Funding
Statement from National Alliance President & CEO Nina Rees on the House Committee on Education and Labor hearing, Underpaid Teachers and Crumbling Schools: How Underfunding Public Education Shortchanges America’s Students.
Hindered, but Not Deterred: Talking About Charter School Facilities with Clear Dot Charter School [Q&A]
The National Alliance's Kelsey Nelson speaks with Lindsey Ott, principal of Clear Dot Charter School about the facilities process for the school which will open in the fall of 2019.
National Alliance Receives Charter Schools Program National Dissemination Grant to Establish the Charter School Facilities Center
The National Alliance was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the Charter School Facilities Center, the first-ever entity solely dedicated to helping public charter schools access better and more affordable facilities and facility financing.
Maureen Donald of the Arapahoe Charter School describes the journey the school has gone through since it first opened in 1997, to create a facility that fostered a learning environment that offered individualized instruction and a family atmosphere.