Jason Zwara

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Jason Zwara

Policy Manager

Jason Zwara analyzes charter authorizing policies, tracks state and federal charter school authorizing legislation, and develops policy resources for members and advocacy partners.

Prior to NACSA, he worked for a regional charter school advocacy organization tracking state legislation and regulations and assisting charter schools with legal and policy issues. Jason has also served on and advised charter school boards on governance, compliance, and financial issues.

Jason holds a law degree from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College, a Jesuit college in Buffalo, New York.

Jason believes strongly in the power of education to change lives, and the innovative approaches charter schools offer to students and families. He has worked closely with inspiring educators turning their vision into schools that create real change for their communities.

Outside of education work, Jason is an avid runner and aspiring chef.


Most Recent Posts
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...
One of Our “COVID Keepers”: Putting Communities First in Public Charter Schools
This blog post was written by Joanna Hightower and Shira Woolf Cohen, Founding Partners, Innovageous.  In March 2020, brick and mortar public charter schools were suddenly forced to operate as virtual...