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National Alliance Statement on University of Arkansas Charter School Funding Report

President & CEO Nina Rees released a statement on a University of Arkansas report, Charter School Funding: (More) Inequity in the City, which finds that public charter schools in 14 cities received, on average, 27 percent less total revenue than traditional public schools.

National Alliance Files Amicus Brief in Mississippi State Supreme Court

The National Alliance submitted an amicus brief to the Mississippi State Supreme Court, urging Mississippi's highest court to uphold an earlier ruling allowing state and local funding to follow the student to the public charter school of their choice.

National Alliance Statement on National Council on Disability’s Report on Charter Schools

Charter schools strive to serve all kids—including those with disabilities—and to serve them well. In fact, according to two CREDO reports, the performance outcomes of students with special needs in charter schools show annual modest to significant gains when compared to their district school peers.

In Major Victory for Public Education, Washington State Supreme Court Rules Charter Schools Constitutional

In a historic ruling for public education in Washington, the state’s Supreme Court today ruled in El Centro de la Raza vs. Washington that public charter schools are constitutional, upholding their place in the public education system and ensuring current and future charter school students will have access to a high-quality public education. 

Twenty Public Charter Schools Among U.S. Department of Education 2018 Blue Ribbon School Winners

The U.S. Department of Education announced the 2018 National Blue Ribbon School winners, including 20 public charter schools, that are closing the achievement gap among student groups and exceptional overall academic performance.