Author: Alex Medler


Open for Comment

Whenever a federal announcement capitalizes 19 out of 32 words (including prepositions and conjunctions) you can bet it is important. It can also require translation. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education … Read More

Quality Charter Policy

NACSA recently released a set of materials to help policymakers and advocates working to improve their charter school laws. Believe it or not, we think this next session will be a productive … Read More

NACSA Core Performance Framework Guidance

Buckets of Charter Schools

The oversight of charter schools has changed dramatically from the beginning of the movement.  States and authorizers are applying increasingly sophisticated tools to assess the performance of the schools they oversee.  A … Read More

A Charter Bucket List

There are more than 6,000 charter schools, serving over two million students, overseen by about 1,000 authorizers.  The sector produces a ton of data, which can quickly seem overwhelming.   For charter school … Read More