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Charter schools began on the fringe of the public school landscape. As enrollment grows and charters serve more and more students in many cities, the ways students and families navigate all public schools is also changing.
NACSA’s 2015 survey asked authorizers if they use certain special education oversight and accountability practices, either currently, or at least once over the last two years.
Authorizers are the primary body responsible for charter school oversight, but many federal entities—via their role in federal policy development, implementation, and/or oversight—can also play a role in charter school oversight. As … Read More
Charter schools are public schools. As public schools, they are governed by federal and state laws. Charter schools are commonly exempted from many state laws—autonomy and flexibility are hallmarks of the charter … Read More