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NACSA President and CEO Greg Richmond Remembers Donald Fisher, Gap Inc. Cofounder and Charter School Advocate

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) President and CEO Greg Richmond released the following statement today in response to the death of Donald Fisher, Gap Inc. Co-founder and Charter School …


New Study Sets Priority Areas and Recommends Strong Standards So All St. Louis Students Have Access to a Quality Education

St. Louis, MO – The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) and IFF, in conjunction with the St. Louis Mayor’s Office, released a new study today analyzing the performance, location, and …


NACSA President Applauds Findings of New Survey on New Orleans Charter Schools

A new survey of New Orleans citizens has found that they strongly support charter schools and education reform efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The survey, conducted by the Council for …


NACSA President Appointed to Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind

National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) President and CEO Greg Richmond was selected today to serve as a Commissioner on The Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind. Richmond, an …


NACSA Announces $9.4 Million in Grant Funding

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) announced today that it has received $9.4 million in investments from three of the nation’s preeminent foundations — the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, …


NACSA President Tapped by National Journal to Launch Education Expert Blog

National Association of Charter School Authorizers’ (NACSA) President and CEO Greg Richmond joined fellow education leaders today to launch the National Journal’s Education Expert Blog (http://education.nationaljournal.com). The Education Expert Blog will feature …


NACSA President Applauds Findings of New Charter School Study

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) President and CEO Greg Richmond released the following statement today in response to a report by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) …


NACSA President Emphasizes Role of Public Officials in Increasing the Quality of the Charter Sector

In celebration of National Charter School Week, President and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) Greg Richmond headlined a panel discussion entitled Chartering the Course: The Leadership Role …


National Association of Charter School Authorizers Announces National Advisory Board

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has announced twelve individuals who will serve as members of their National Advisory Board. NACSA’s National Advisory Board is composed of leaders from some …


Letter to Governor Spitzer

Over the past decade, the State of New York has made the right moves to ensure a system of high quality public charter schools. Several provisions found in Assembly Bill 4307-B approved …


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 …