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Ziebarth, Todd; Palmer, Louann Bierlein – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
This ninth edition of "Measuring up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws" presents the latest activity in charter public school legislation across the country. For the second year in a row, the 2018 rankings measure each state's charter school law against the National Alliance's updated model charter school law, "New…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Law, State Legislation
Wolfe, Christy – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
Charter schools today serve more than 3 million students. Nationally, these students account for approximately 6 percent of all K-12 enrollment, though the percentage is much higher in many communities. Research shows that charter schools on average have a positive impact on student outcomes, and survey data suggest that there are an additional…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Facilities, Federal Aid, Financial Support
Ziebarth, Todd – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2017
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…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
David, Rebecca; Hesla, Kevin; Pendergrass, Susan Aud – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2017
Public charter schools are unique public schools that are allowed the freedom to be innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Over the past ten years, enrollment in charter schools has nearly tripled--from 1.2 million students in 2006-07 to more than 3 million students in 2016-17. The number of school districts…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Enrollment, School Districts
Ziebarth, Todd; Palmer, Louann Bierlein; Schultz, Emily – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2017
This eighth edition of "Measuring up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws" presents the latest activity in charter public school legislation across the country. This year's rankings are the first that measure each state's charter school law against the National Alliance's revised model charter school law, "A New…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Law, State Legislation
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2017
This 2017 annual report shares many of the accomplishments achieved by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for the year. 2017 saw improvements to state charter school laws, groundbreaking research projects, and the creation of a new legal action fund that will help to defend and expand access to charter schools. This 2017 Annual…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Charter Schools, State Legislation, Institutional Mission
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) are nonprofit entities that manage at least two charter schools. They play an important role in increasing the number of high-quality charter public schools by enabling the replication and expansion of models that work, creating economies of scale, encouraging collaboration, and building support structures…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Nonprofit Organizations, School Effectiveness, High Achievement
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
Currently, more than 180,000 students attend 135 full-time virtual charter schools in 23 states and the District of Columbia. While some students do well in a full-time virtual charter school environment, too many of these schools are not providing a quality educational program to the vast majority of their students, while enrolling too many who…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education, Educational Quality
Ziebarth, Todd – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
This seventh edition of "Measuring up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws" presents the latest activity in charter public school legislation across the country. Some highlights include: (1) significant activity regarding potential enabling legislation in several of the states without charter public school laws, (2)…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Law, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
Enrollment in charter public schools has grown by 250,000 students in the 2015-16 school year, and more than 400 new charter public schools have opened their doors, according to, "A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement: Schools, Students, and Management Organizations, 2015-16." The report also estimates that the total number of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Enrollment Trends, Institutional Administration, Statistical Distributions
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
This 2015 annual report shares many of the accomplishments achieved by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools in 2015 including the celebration of their 10th anniversary. Among other achievements, the report highlights: (1) At the end of 2015 Congress and the President agreed to an $80 million increase in support for the federal Charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Annual Reports, Educational Finance
Ziebarth, Todd; Bierlein Palmer, Louann – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
In October 2014, the first edition of "The Health of the Public Charter School Movement: A State-by-State Analysis" was released. Both encouraging words and constructive criticism for how to improve the report going forward were received. This second edition builds on the solid foundation of the inaugural version, while making…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Geographic Location, Public Schools, Criteria
Smarick, Andy – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), gives states the opportunity to rethink their K-12 accountability systems. Gone are No Child Left Behind's (NCLB) tight rules for assessing and intervening in schools and districts. This could not come at a better time for urban schooling. Urban districts operate in a very…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
The innovative and culturally responsive teaching practices provided in high-quality charter schools are not only providing Hispanic students with an excellent alternative to district public schools, but they are also yielding academic results that show neither race/ethnicity nor income level must determine a child's future. The compilation of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Hispanic American Students, Outcomes of Education
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2016
This 2016 annual report shares many of the accomplishments achieved by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools including the 25th anniversary of the passage of the very first charter school law. This report highlights the successes in 2016: (1) A call to action to better regulate virtual charter schools; (2) First ever national parent…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Nonprofit Organizations
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