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Voices for Change: 2023 Year in Review

In 2023, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools elevated the voices of charter school students, educators, families, and advocates. Read the full report to learn more.

Charter Schools Program Level Funded for FY2024

“Congress included level funding of $440 million for the CSP, which was a remarkable victory given the contentious nature of the budget appropriations process this year.”

Art, Innovation, and Empowerment: Preparing Future Leaders with Rickkay King

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We were thrilled to connect with Co-Founder Rickkay King to learn more about him and the Phoenix International School of the Arts during Black History Month.

Transforming Education for Black and Brown Communities: A Conversation with Jay Artis-Wright

Jay Artis-Wright is a visionary leader serving as executive director of the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools (FCCS), which stands as a beacon for Black and Brown charter school leaders.

What’s Next for Charter Schools in the 2024 State Legislative Sessions

As state legislative sessions get underway across the country, we are already starting to see charter school bills—both good and bad—get introduced in several states.

Believing in Public Education: A Demographic and State-level Analysis of Public Charter School and District Public School Enrollment Trends

Believing in Public Education: A Demographic and State-level Analysis of Public Charter School and District Public School Enrollment Trends is a new data analysis that examines enrollment trends during the last four school years (2019-2023). Over the last four school years (2019-20 to 2022-23), charter schools have gained more than 300,000 students, an increase of 9%. Meanwhile,… Continue reading Believing in Public Education: A Demographic and State-level Analysis of Public Charter School and District Public School Enrollment Trends

2023 State Legislative Summary: Momentum for Public Charter Schools Remains Strong

In 2023, charter school advocates continued to make legislative gains in statehouses across the country. These gains were made in red, blue, and purple states, oftentimes in ways that showed bipartisan support for charter schools remains firmly in place. A new report, 2023 State Legislative Session Highlights for Public Charter Schools, written by Todd Ziebarth,… Continue reading 2023 State Legislative Summary: Momentum for Public Charter Schools Remains Strong

Rep. Letlow (LA-05), Rep. Jill Tokuda (HI-02), Rep. John James (MI-10), and Rep. Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06) Introduce the Empower Charter School Educators to Lead Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Letlow (LA-05), Congresswoman Jill Tokuda (HI-02), Congressman John James (MI-10), and Congressman Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06) introduced the Empower Charter School Educators to Lead Act. This bipartisan legislation authorizes State Entities who receive grants through the Charter Schools Program (CSP) to use a portion of their funding to support the application process… Continue reading Rep. Letlow (LA-05), Rep. Jill Tokuda (HI-02), Rep. John James (MI-10), and Rep. Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06) Introduce the Empower Charter School Educators to Lead Act

Senators Cassidy, Cornyn, and Booker introduce legislation to help educators access funding to open new charter schools

Bipartisan bill will strengthen federal Charter Schools Program by providing more equitable access to pre-planning resources needed to open a new school   Today, Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, John Cornyn (R-TX), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mike Braun (R-IN),… Continue reading Senators Cassidy, Cornyn, and Booker introduce legislation to help educators access funding to open new charter schools

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