Charter School Model Law

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Each year, we rank states on how their charter school laws align to our model law.
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The 2017 rankings reflect new provisions regarding flexibility, accountability, and equity and the steps many states took in 2016 to strengthen their laws and foster a landscape of high-quality charter schools.
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National Alliance Calls for States to Strengthen Charter School Laws

The National Alliance is calling for state policymakers to strengthen the laws that govern charter schools by aligning them with the National Alliance's A Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition.
In this revised version of the National Alliance's model charter school law, the policies outlined would increase the focus of state-level charter school laws on creating high-quality charter schools while holding underperforming schools and authorizers accountable.
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New National Report Ranks Health of Each States Charter Movement

Washington, D.C. Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the latest report evaluating the health of the charter public school movement in key states across the country.

National Alliance Celebrates National School Choice Week

Washington, D.C. January 24th marks the beginning of School Choice Week an awareness effort to highlight the need for more high-quality school options for all families.