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.
Just in time for the kick off of spring legislative sessions and local charter application cycles, NACSA has released two new explainer videos on the importance of authorizing.
Charter Accountability For District-Run Schools: Using ESSA to Create Contract-Based Accountability for Urban Public Education
This report explores how states can create a new approach to accountability for urban school districts that builds on the lessons learned in the charter school movement over the past quarter century.
This brief offers recommendations to strengthen state policies on authorizer accountability, augmenting the ideas already advanced by the National Alliances model law and NACSA policy guidance
Issue brief from the Education Commission of the States to help policymakers think through what kind of alternative authorizing structures may make sense for their states.