Written by Margo Roen, Chief of New Schools & Accountability, Achievement School District From Nevada to Georgia, and everywhere in between, you have probably noticed an increasing interest in, and commitment to, … Read More
Author: NACSA (National Association of Charter School Authorizers)
Back-to-school ‘15 in Jackson, Mississippi looks better than ever. For years, Jackson families awaited passage of the legal framework that would enable the creation of new charter schools, and then for approval … Read More
Today we are thrilled to celebrate our Vice President of Research and Evaluation Karega Rausch’s appointment to serve as the Chair of the Indiana Charter School Board (ICSB). The appointment recognizes his leadership in the field and commitment to great schools for all children.
Published in the Washington Post, July 23 The national conversation around how and why to test kids in public schools has gone astray. Loud and persistent voices have been decrying a culture … Read More
The characteristics of alternative charter schools suggest there should be differences in how authorizers implement financial practices and accountability measures for such schools.
The strength of the relationship between a charter authorizer’s board and its staff has a major influence on the quality of the charter school authorizing.
NACSA’s 2015 Leadership Conference is in the works! We are developing the schedule now for the October 19-22 program in Denver, Colorado and we want your session ideas! Our priority is to … Read More
Earlier this month, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1184 into law, which will help grow and expand Colorado’s networks of quality charter schools. Colorado has a mix of individual charter schools and … Read More
In Washington DC, there are 66 early childhood public charter school programs that serve more than 15,000 students 3 years of age to second grade. Collectively, they use more than 30 different assessments to measure different reading and math skills and evaluate their programs’ academic performance… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
NACSA President and CEO Greg Richmond comments on Sarah Carr’s piece in The Atlantic on discipline in New Orleans’ charter schools over at Education Post: …Carr’s article does an excellent job of describing how … Read More