News & Commentary

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National Association of Charter School Authorizers Elects Leaders

James N. Goenner, Executive Director of Central Michigan University’s Center for Charter Schools, was elected last week to serve as Vice Chair of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). NACSA …


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 …

Blogs


What Can Tell Us More? Multiple Measures Can

First in a Series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development When we take a hard look at students in our schools, and want to know how they’re doing—really doing—it’s probably more …


Authorizers Must Be Willing Participants

High-quality charter schools start with high-quality authorizing. So, what differentiates great authorizing leaders from the pack? Our evidence shows that, in addition to abiding by national best practices, the best authorizers in …


Guest Blog: The Mind Trust on CSP and Community-Driven Change

Brandon Brown, CEO of The Mind Trust on CSP and Community-Driven Change Indianapolis, Indiana is home to a diverse and growing community of public charter schools. Demand from families, especially families of …


Who Authorizes: Negs and Mayoral Offices

Non-educational governmental entities (NEG) are a rare type of authorizer—there are only three! In all three cases, the NEG is a city and/or mayoral office. In a mayoral authorizing structure, authorizing staff …


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Who Authorizes: Independent Chartering Boards and Beyond

Independent Chartering Boards (ICBs)—sometimes known as state charter commissions or statewide alternate authorizers—authorize statewide. ICB members, usually appointed by elected officials, oversee authorizing work, including the hiring of staff. Although an ICB …