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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2021
Charter schools and district schools are both public schools serving public school students and operating within the same public education ecosystem. For nearly as long as charter schools have been in existence, there has been concern about how these innovative public schools that generally sit outside the jurisdiction of the school district might…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Economic Impact, Educational Finance, Public Schools
Ziebarth, Todd – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2021
This twelfth edition of "Measuring up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws" evaluates each state's public charter school law against the 21 essential components of a strong charter school law. These 21 components are drawn from the National Alliance's "A New Model Law for Supporting the Growth of High-Quality Public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, School Law, State Legislation
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2020
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools aims to strengthen public education by supporting a robust, growing, and high-quality charter school movement. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools accomplished a great deal for the charter school movement this past year, in spite of the tumultuous political landscape. The National…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Education, Educational Quality, Educational Finance
White, Jamison – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2020
Everyone knows what a school is, but the question of what constitutes an individual school is more complex than one would expect. Since not all individual records that appear in state or federal data files are schools, this creates a persistent challenge for educational researchers. In order to ensure that we have an accurate accounting of charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Research, Research Problems, Data Collection
Barrett, Nathan; Gerstenfeld, Adam – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic shut down school buildings and moved education online, it quickly became clear that some students are at a disadvantage in digital learning--specifically those who are without access to the technology and internet connectivity that facilitates remote learning. In our new white paper, we use census data to better…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Educational Technology
Barrett, Nathan – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an unprecedented level of uncertainty in all aspects of life as most states and communities operate under stay-at-home directives. There is little doubt that these directives will have economic implications that will affect school budgets for years to come. Identifying and understanding these effects and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Charter Schools, Educational Finance
Ziebarth, Todd – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2020
This eleventh 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 report evaluates each state's public charter school law against the 21 essential components of a strong charter school law. These 21 components are drawn…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Law, State Legislation, Public Schools
Doyle, Daniela; Hernandez-Cruz, Ismael; Ellison, Shonaka – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2019
This is the first in a series of reports to be published by the National Alliance in partnership with Public Impact highlighting the experiences of school leaders of color in charter schools across the country. While the impact school leaders have on student performance has been well documented, there has been little attention to how leaders'…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Minority Groups, African Americans
Hesla, Kevin; White, Jamison; Gerstenfeld, Adam – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2019
Public charter schools are unique public schools that foster innovative approaches to solving some of today's most difficult educational challenges. Free from many of the constraints that traditional schools face, the charter school movement has been a leader in innovation, school choice, and education reform for more than 25 years. At the same…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation, School Choice
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2019
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. This 2018 annual report shares many of the accomplishments achieved by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for the year, including securing a record $440 million in funding for the federal…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Federal Aid
Ziebarth, Todd – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2019
This tenth 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 report evaluates each state's public charter school law against the 21 essential components of a strong charter school law. These 21 components are drawn from…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Law, State Legislation, Public Schools
Doyle, Daniela; Kim, Juli; Hernandez-Cruz, Ismael – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2019
This is the second in a series of reports to be published by the National Alliance in partnership with Public Impact highlighting the experiences of school leaders of color in charter schools across the country. While the impact school leaders have on student performance has been well documented, there has been little attention to how leaders'…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Minority Groups, African Americans
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; Sheridan-McIver, Fiona – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
Public charter schools present tremendous opportunities to increase the access of Native students to high-quality schools. Understanding current growth and the location of schools serving Native students is an important first step in the larger policy discussion on Native education and charter schools. This brief provides the latest data available…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Hawaiians
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
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