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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


Assessments Must Be Part of the Post-COVID Education World

States and schools now have a clear understanding of their annual assessment pathway, waiver or not, with the majority of states pursuing testing. (As NACSA has stated before, assessments in 2020-2021 should …


Florida Expansion of Authorizing Blemished by Late Discriminatory Amendment

What originally caught our eye on Florida’s SB 1028 was the expansion of authorizing privileges to higher education institutions. Technically, colleges in Florida were already allowed to authorize charter lab schools, but SB 1028 would …


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Transformative Charter Schools Are Not Created in a Lab: Here’s Why

This blog post was written by Susie Miller Carello, Executive Director, SUNY Charter Schools Institute.  At the State University of New York Charter Schools Institute (SUNY), we believe that all students, regardless of where they …


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 …


President Biden’s Proposed Increase in Education Spending Could Be a Boost for Charter Schools

On Friday, President Biden released his “skinny budget”, a proposal for fiscal year 2022 containing top-line spending numbers. Congress rarely takes up the President’s proposed budget wholesale, but the proposal, especially in …