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Twenty-three Charter Schools Recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Twenty-three public charter schools were among 362 schools recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education for demonstrating overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps.

National Alliance Statement on Senate FY2020 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Bill

Sen. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the text of the FY 2020 Labor HHS appropriations bill, which includes $460 million—a $20 million increase over this year’s funding levels— for the federal Charter Schools Program.

Mississippi Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Charter School Funding Structure

Yesterday the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the state’s charter school funding structure, confirming that charter school students should receive the same state and local education funding as traditional district school students.

2019 National Charter Schools Conference Wraps Up with Keynote Address by Clifton Taulbert

The nation's premiere public charter schools conference has brought more than 5,000 educators, school leaders, policymakers, charter support organizations and advocates to Las Vegas, NV over the last three days.