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ERIC Number: ED581533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
State Legislative Session Highlights for Public Charter Schools. Communications State Policy
Ziebarth, Todd
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
There were a number of historic public charter school policy wins across the country in 2017. Kentucky became the 44th state (along with the District of Columbia) to enact a charter school law. Colorado and Florida provided charter school students with unprecedented access to locally raised dollars for facilities. Tennessee and Texas created new funding streams to specifically support charter school facility costs--the first time either state had done so. Wisconsin added to the number of authorizing entities in the state, which will allow for truly independent charter schools across the state. And, Illinois and Washington overhauled their public school funding systems in ways that will provide more equitable funding for all students, including those in charter schools. At a time when an increasing amount of pushback from long-time opponents like the teacher unions is seen, it is notable that charter school supporters achieved these game-changing policy victories. This report provides a summary of this year's state legislative activity, organized into the following categories: no-law states, authorizing and accountability, funding and facilities, and other issues.
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. 1101 15th Street NW Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-289-2700; Fax: 202-289-4009; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Identifiers - Location: Montana; Nebraska; West Virginia; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Maryland; Missouri; Nevada; Tennessee; Virginia; Wisconsin; Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Michigan; Ohio; Texas; Washington; Arizona; Louisiana; Minnesota; New Mexico