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Charter Schools Perform when District & Political Backing is Evident

Chicago — Charter school performance varies considerably across the nation, as indicated by today’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data, but the independent public schools outperform traditional schools when political and …

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For Charter School Renewal, It’s About Active Listening

NACSA’s 2021 Supplemental Renewal Guidance encourages authorizers to approach COVID-era renewals with both an equity and high-quality accountability lens. The guidance offers sample questions and responses for authorizers, but is neither a …


NACSA’s Four Recommendations for Improving the Charter School Program (CSP) State Entity Grant

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is one of the few levers the federal government plays in charter schooling around the country. To date, the program has put more than $5 billion dollars …


NACSA Names Courtney Hughley as Vice President of Communications

Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Courtney Hughley joins NACSA as vice president of communications.  “I’m honored to join NACSA as …


Read it in the Washington Post: Without Communities

Some important, really important, stakeholders are notably absent from a piece on the history of charter schools in Wednesday’s Washington Post. The author places teacher unions in opposition to education reformers and policymakers who “hijacked …


Here’s Who’s Speaking at #NACSAcon This Year…

We have exciting updates for you about our upcoming NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference. Take a look below and head to our brand-new conference website to see all the details and to register …