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National Alliance Applauds Tennessee Gov. Lee and Tennessee Legislature on Charter School Bills

Late last month, Tennessee’s House and Senate passed HB 940 and SB 796, respectively, which have been signed into law by Governor Lee. These bills establish a nine-member independent Tennessee Public Charter School Commission with authorizing authority.

New NEA Rankings of Charter School Laws Don’t Support the Creation of High-Quality Public Charter Schools for the Students that Need Them Most

Next week, the National Education Association (NEA) will release State Charter Statutes: NEA Report Cards. This new report grades each state’s charter school law in relation to the NEA’s 13 priorities for charter school statutes. Most of the NEA’s priorities however have very little to do with supporting the creation of high-quality public charter schools for the students that need them the most.
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A Researcher's View of Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws

Understanding the policy contexts in which charter schools operate can provide valuable insights into the mechanisms that support or hinder charter school success. Nathan Barrett, senior director of research and evaluation at the National Alliance, gives a researcher's view on the tenth annual ranking of state public charter school laws.