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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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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 …


Charter Schools, COVID Relief Funds, and Single Audits: What Authorizers Should Know

The federal government has allocated unprecedented new resources to K-12 schools in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, much of it via Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. These new dollars, …


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

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) strongly disagrees with the holding of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Peltier v. Charter Day School, decided August 9, 2021, that a …


Public Charter Schools: Renewal Resource for Charter School Leaders and Authorizers

Public Charter School Renewal Guidance for School Leaders & Authorizers

Renewal guidance for public charter schools The decision to renew — or not — is complex work, requiring the balancing of diverse and often competing interests. The global pandemic brought even more …


Public Charter School Leaders, Renewal is a Time to Tell our Story 

  Running a school is the most challenging and most fulfilling job in education. As the global pandemic hit, “challenging” didn’t even begin to describe what school leaders faced. For charter school …