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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 …


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. …


Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

NACSA is currently seeking strong board candidates who can govern and steward NACSA to achieve its mission. Candidates must believe in the importance of creating new and innovative educational opportunities that are …


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 …