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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
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; 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
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
Hesla, Kevin – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
Unified enrollment systems have become increasingly popular because they facilitate public school choice, streamline burdensome application processes, and ideally increase equity, but there are pros and cons to these systems for charter schools and in general. Our report, "Unified Enrollment: Lessons Learned from Across the Country,"…
Descriptors: Enrollment, School Districts, School Choice, Public Schools
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
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