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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 …


New Digital Campaign Highlights the Need to Improve Charter School Authorizing

New explainer videos demystify the role of charter school authorizers, which remains largely misunderstood 25 years into the charter school movement. The critical role authorizers play in determining the overall quality of …


NACSA CEO Testifies to Congress on Power of Charter School Authorizing

On June 13, 2018, NACSA President and CEO Greg Richmond and a select panel of education reform leaders will testify in front of the House Education and Workforce Committee on the value of charter …

Blogs


A Stimulus Package and a New Secretary of Education, Oh My!

When it rains, it pours. After very little education news coming from the Hill or the White House over the last couple of months, we now likely have a new and desperately needed stimulus package …


Virtual Charter School Enrollment Is Up, But Quality Remains Disappointing in Pennsylvania

Whether due to the fear of catching and spreading COVID-19 or a dissatisfaction with the virtual offerings from their local district, families more than ever are considering virtual charter schools. There has been a huge increase in virtual charter …


Updated October 28 | Federal Education Policy Response to COVID-19

NACSA is committed to sharing out regular updates on the latest federal COVID-19 information available. Primarily, these updates will focus on the latest packages Congress is considering and guidance from the U.S. …


#NACSAcon Virtual: Opening Remarks by NACSA CEO Karega Rausch, PhD

  In his first appearance as NACSA’s new president and CEO, Karega Rausch shares a set of professional and personal experiences, some questions to consider about the future of charter schooling, and …


NACSA Welcomes M. Karega Rausch as New President & CEO

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers’ Board of Directors announced today that M. Karega Rausch, Ph.D. will serve as NACSA’s new president and CEO, effective immediately. Karega Rausch brings nearly 20 years …