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On the Road to Great Charter Schools: State Policy Analysis 2016


NACSA’s third annual analysis of state charter school policies across the nation, On the Road to Great Charter Schoolsis now available.

Each state is scored against eight known best practices in state policy that ensure a consistent, high-performing charter sector.

Since 2012, more than half of the 44 states with charter schools have strengthened their laws by adopting one or more the report’s eight recommended policies. However, the need to focus on good policy as a vehicle to ensure more children can attend a great charter school remains critical: One out of every three charter schools across the country operates in states with weak charter laws.

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These recommended policy provisions are based on NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing are based on NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing, developed a decade ago and continually refined to keep pace with developments in the field. The Principles & Standards promote high academic standards, protect school-level flexibility, and safeguard the interests of students and the community.

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