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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
September 12, 2018
In latest move, Gates Foundation looks to help — and learn from — charters serving students with disabilities
The foundation has made four grants in recent months focused on helping charter schools better serve students with disabilities.
January 29, 2018
Report: Colorado’s charter school laws are the second best in the nation
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools cited a new state law on charter funding equity in moving Colorado up in its rankings.
By the numbers
October 23, 2017
In more than 200 school districts, at least 1 in 10 students attends a charter
It’s a trend line with profound implications for school districts.
October 17, 2017
Independent charter schools look to raise their profile, apart from networks and Betsy DeVos
At a symposium last week number of independent charter school leaders agreed to launch a new national organization.
June 12, 2017
Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz is having a very good week
New York City’s largest school charter network, Success Academy, has won the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.
May 1, 2017
Success Academy named finalist for prestigious national charter school award
The annual prize honors large charter school networks that have proven adept at serving low-income students and students of color.
March 27, 2017
Indiana ranked no. 1 for charter-friendly environment by national advocacy group
But the group, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, dinged Indy's lack of regulation for online charter schools.
March 22, 2017
Tennessee inches up in national ranking of charter school laws
The state climbs from from 34th to 29th in the latest rankings from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
great space debate
October 7, 2016
New York state’s charter rent law could be a model for the nation
New York’s hard-fought law guaranteeing charter schools public space or rent money as compensation is being held up as a model.
February 3, 2016
Tennessee ranks nation’s third highest for charter school openings this school year
A new report highlights Tennessee's charter sector as one of the fastest growing in the nation.
January 22, 2015
State budget debate: Should charter schools get extra cash?
In most cases, Indiana charter schools draw money from fewer sources and generally get less aid per student then traditional public schools. But the question for the Senate Appropriations Committee today was whether that was fair or if they should get a financial boost in the state's next two year budget?
December 10, 2013
Market share of charters in Memphis increases to 6 percent
The proportion and number of students enrolled in charter schools is increasing in Memphis and around the country, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' annual update on the "market share" of charter schools in various cities.
February 10, 2009
Mayor beats his own deadline to open 100 charter schools
As he gears up to run for a third term, Mayor Bloomberg announced today that he has made good on a 2005 campaign promise to double the number of charter schools in the city. Bloomberg said in October 2005 that he would bring the number of charter schools in the city to 100 by the end of his second term this year. At the time, there were fewer than 50 charters open in the city, and state law allowed only 100 charters altogether. The law changed in 2007 and since then, the state, city Department of Education, and SUNY system have granted charters at breakneck speed. This fall, 100 charter schools will be open in the city. Bloomberg's vigorous lobbying influenced the legislature's decision two years ago to permit more charters, and today, his support for the movement won him a "Champion for Charters" award from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, an organization that promotes the schools. The award ceremony took place at Brooklyn Charter School, a Bedford-Stuyvesant elementary school that was the first DOE-authorized charter school. The number of charter schools operating in the city grew from 17 when Bloomberg first took office in 2002 to 78 this school year. This fall, there will be anywhere from 99 to 104 charters open, depending on the results of Bloomberg's attempt to convert some shrinking Catholic schools to charters and on whether the State Education Department approves the first charter school for Staten Island. (That school would serve children with special needs.) A couple of low-performing charter schools have also closed. On average, charter schools outperform other city public schools on state tests and on the city's progress reports. The city's full press release about Bloomberg's award, and the rise in the number of charter schools, is after the jump. Also in the press release: a list of 25 charter schools that will open either in the fall or in 2010.
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