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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


Is 2020 the Year States Finally Tackle Charter School Access Issues?

By most measures, 2020 will likely be a quiet legislative year. In addition to being a presidential election year (in case you hadn’t noticed), eleven states will hold gubernatorial elections and 44 …


Year in Review: 2019 in Authorizing Policy

As the year comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on all that 2019 meant for charter school authorizing. It was an important year, with key legislative changes in …


Getting Everyone on the Bus: Transportation is a Key Charter School Equity Issue

Do public school choice options really work if students don’t have reliable transportation to and from the school they choose to attend? Two recent opinion pieces raise this question—one at the heart …


Federal Support Has Helped Grow the Charter School Sector; Can it Help Improve It?

For 25 years, Federal Charter School Program (CSP) grants have provided financial assistance for the design and initial implementation of charter schools and the evaluation of their effects. With more than 7,000 …


Breaking Down Barriers to Equitable Access

The charter school promise is built on three core principles: accountability, autonomy, and access. Without all three, the promise falls apart. That’s why great authorizers are dedicated to a mission of creating …