News & Commentary

News & Commentary

Press Releases


Statement on the Verdict of the Derek Chauvin Trial

We grieve for the racism and brutality Black people continue to face in this country, and the murder of George Floyd. The long, hard work to become a more just nation requires …


NACSA Names Veronica Brooks-Uy as Vice President of Policy

Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Veronica Brooks-Uy will serve as NACSA’s vice president of policy. Brooks-Uy brings more than 10 …


National Association of Charter School Authorizers Launches Search for New Leader Following Resignation of CEO

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) announced today that Greg Richmond, its President and CEO, resigned and departed the organization, and M. Karega Rausch, NACSA’s current Vice President of Research …


Analysis of Georgia’s Charter School Proposals and Approved Schools Reveals Growing, Diverse Sector  

CHICAGO — A new report released today by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) offers a first-ever look at the trends in Georgia’s charter school pipeline—what kinds of schools are being …


Multi-State Analysis of Charter School Proposals and Approvals Reveals a Diverse Sector Shaped by Authorizers

Report uncovers increased share of freestanding school proposals, decrease in for-profit and “No Excuses” proposals, and few proposals receive philanthropic support.  CHICAGO — A new report released today by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) offers a never-before-seen …

Blogs


Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers

As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we have all …


Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story

Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130 significantly improves …


Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength

This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise Prep is …


One of Our “COVID Keepers”: Putting Communities First in Public Charter Schools

This blog post was written by Joanna Hightower and Shira Woolf Cohen, Founding Partners, Innovageous.  In March 2020, brick and mortar public charter schools were suddenly forced to operate as virtual schools.  Despite …


Colorado HB1295: When Everyone But the Impacted Community Determines Education Policy for the Community

When is a public charter school in the community’s interest? Community can mean different things to different people of course, but generally NACSA believes that engaging community and gauging community needs to develop effective …