Today, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 206 into law. In theory, the bill will allow public charter schools in the state. Unfortunately, because of political pressure from special interest groups, the bill was written to actually discourage the creation of high-quality public charter schools.
Today the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a measure that effectively killed Senate Education Bill 451 by tabling it indefinitely. The landmark bill would have allowed the creation of public charter schools in West Virginia, among other provisions.
The tenth edition of the Rankings Report evaluates how well each state aligns its law to the model public charter school law developed by the National Alliance to help states create legislation that supports the growth of high-quality charter schools.
2018 was a big year for the public charter school sector. Let’s take a look back at the highlights on the state and legal front.
Charter schools are finding innovative solutions to state teacher pension plan concerns that could be applied to the broader teacher labor market.
Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Education Secretary Julia Keleher proposed legislation to introduce “Alliance Schools."
Each year, we rank states on how their charter school laws align to our model law.
Read our 2017 State Legislative Highlights for a full of this historic year for public charter school policy across the country.
The Kentucky Public Charter Schools Association and the National Alliance called on the Kentucky Charter Schools Advisory Council to significantly revise the draft public charter school application and contract.
Nina Rees released the following statement today on the Wisconsin Legislatures Joint Finance Committees vote on the K-12 education budget.