News & Commentary

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Press Releases


NACSA Responds to President Trump’s Proposed FY2019 Budget

In response to President Trump’s recently announced FY2019 budget, which includes a $500 million increase for charter schools, NACSA’s Interim CEO and Vice President of Research & Evaluation, Karega Rausch released the …


NACSA responds to CREDO Report on School Closure

Today, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released a report looking at school closure across the country. In response, Greg Richmond, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers …


NACSA Responds to the NAACP’s Education Report

Today, the NAACP Task Force on Quality Education issued a report with findings and recommendations resulting from its series of hearings on public education. In response, Greg Richmond, President and CEO of the National Association of …


Statement on CREDO Charter Management Organization (CMO) Study

Today, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released a report looking at the performance of charter management organizations across the country. In response, Greg Richmond, president and CEO of the …


NACSA Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposed FY2018 Budget

  In response to President Trump’s recently announced FY2018 budget, which includes a $168 million increase for charter schools, NACSA President and CEO Greg Richmond released the following statement: “We support and …

Blogs


Authorizers Must Ensure the Charter Sector Lives Up to Its Many Promises

What is the purpose of a charter school? Often, when talking about the role of charter schools, proponents focus on a single purpose. Some claim parental choice alone is enough for charters …


2019 Legislative Trends Impacting Authorizing: Diverging Opinions on Statewide Authorizing (Part 2)

This week, we continue our two-part series on 2019 legislative trends with a look at two diverging approaches to statewide authorizing that emerged in statehouses across the country Expanding or Strengthening Statewide …


2019 Legislative Trends Impacting Authorizing: More Expectations and Protecting Autonomy (Part 1)

Despite the tenor of the national rhetoric, 2019 was a quiet year for charter school legislation in statehouses across the country. That said, as we reflect on this year’s legislative activity, two …


Authorizers Are Key to Equity Efforts: Takeaways from The Century Foundation’s Report on State Policies Targeting Equity and Access

As public schools with the flexibility to do things differently, charter schools have the unique potential to meet the particular needs and interests of their individual communities when it comes to ensuring …


North Carolina’s Nosedive: The Disgraceful State of Its Charter School Law

As a proud resident of Raleigh, watching North Carolina continuously pass harmful laws that weaken the quality of its charter schools has been like watching someone you love make bad choices over …