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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


NACSA’s Policy Position on Charter School Testing and Accountability

By now, you’ve likely read the letter that the United States Department of Education shared with school chiefs letting them know that they should not expect federal testing waivers from the Education Department this …


Updated September 10 | 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. …


The Charter School Accountability Wars Are About to Begin

Guest post by Ashley LiBetti, Associate Partner at Bellwether Education Partners; this post originally appeared on Bellwether’s Ahead of the Heard.  Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told states not …


Guidance for Charter School Authorizers to Ensure Accountability in a Time of Transition

Addressing Data Gaps During a Pandemic We need great, innovative schools that can meet the unique and diverse needs of students across the country. As schools navigate learning during COVID-19, all schools, charter authorizers, and …


Charter School Authorizer Conversations: Shenita Johnson Reflects on Leadership, (In)Equity, and Change

“We all know education is the great equalizer, but even with all of the education in the world… certain groups are still subject to being dehumanized. How do you educate students, teachers, …