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National Association of Charter School Authorizers Appoints Education Leaders to National Advisory Board

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of seven distinguished professionals to its National Advisory Board. The 23- member board is comprised of leaders from …


National Survey Shows Charter School Closure Rates Dropped in 2010-2011 School Year

January 30, 2012 (Chicago, Ill.) – A report released today by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) indicates charter school closures have declined over the past three years. These findings …


NACSA Hails Congressional Action to Strengthen Charter School Authorizing

In adopting the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, Congress recognizes for the first time the important role charter school authorizers play in determining charter school quality, winning it praise from the National …


NACSA Announces 2009 Awards for Excellence

The NACSA Awards for Excellence program celebrates individuals and organizations that advance the authorizing profession in three fields: • Advancing Knowledge, • Improving Policy, and • Improving Practice. NACSA announced the 2009 …


The Fund for Authorizing Excellence

NACSA established The Fund for Authorizing Excellence (The Fund) earlier this year to provide direct support to NACSA members who are working to create charter environments that foster schools with high student …


Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) Authorizing

Quality authorizing can exist within many contexts and structures. One of those contexts is within higher education institutions (HEIs). We examined how and what HEIs contribute to the charter schools’ landscape. This …


Convincing Your Boss that NACSACon is Right for You

As a leader in the field of authorizing, the best way to serve students is by continuously reflecting on new and different ways of listening to, and acting from, your communities’ needs. …


SXSW EDU 2023 Conference Proposals

NACSA has submitted two innovative and exciting session proposals for The SXSW EDU 2023 Conference (March 6-9); now we need your help. The South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU Conference brings together the learner, the practitioner, …


Authorizing by the Numbers

We spend plenty of time talking about the why and how of our work, as we seek to ensure more high-quality, innovative, and equitable educational opportunities for children. But every few years, …


Supplementing, Not Replacing: How Multiple Measures Work

We can hope (or imagine) that all students come to school every day on grade level, ready to learn. But the reality is, some students have been totally or partially disengaged from school, and this impacts their academic learning.


NACSA Statement on the Department of Education’s Final Regulations for CSP

After reading the more than 300 pages of final Charter Schools Program grant competition criteria and regulations, we thank the Department for listening and taking seriously concerns raised by many in the …


COVID-19 Recovery: The Real CSP Priority

As we begin our COVID-19 recovery efforts, families and communities are demanding innovative, community-centered, high-quality educational opportunities that meet the unprecedented challenges students are facing. The charter school sector is at the …


NACSA Statement on 4th U.S. Circuit Court Ruling in Peltier v. Charter Day School

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is pleased with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s en banc decision today in Peltier v. Charter Day School, holding that …


Measuring Innovations Can Take Trial and Error

Third in a series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development What if your local high school was evaluated solely on its student achievement on state reading and math assessments, paired with …


NACSACon 2022: Excellence from Communities

Registration for our annual leadership conference, NACSACon, is now open! We want you to join us in Minneapolis, October 24 – 27, to celebrate centering communities and being back together! WHY REGISTER? …