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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.

4 States Setting Charter Schools Up for Success in 2022

In 2021, families were desperate for more educational options. Hearing their cries, lawmakers in state after state made significant improvements to their charter school laws, creating more fertile ground for these unique public schools. These changes were reflected in the National Alliance’s 13th annual state charter school law rankings report, which saw positive movement in a number… Continue reading 4 States Setting Charter Schools Up for Success in 2022

The 10 Biggest State Policy Wins for Charter Schools in 2021

With renewed public attention on education in 2021, and a dramatic shift in public school enrollment trends, state legislatures accomplished a lot for students over the past year. Here are the top 10 wins we saw across the country: Arizona A new $30 million transportation program in Arizona will make it easier for students to physically… Continue reading The 10 Biggest State Policy Wins for Charter Schools in 2021

A Silver Lining of the Pandemic Shines in Iowa as Charter School Reform Bill Becomes Law

Iowa passed a charter school law in 2002. Since then, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has worked to improve the law to ensure more Iowans have the options for an education that meets their learning needs. A Strong Legislative Partnership Begins In 2017, Mark Jacobs of Reaching Higher Iowa (RHI) contacted the National Alliance to analyze the state’s charter school law (which was ranked 41 out… Continue reading A Silver Lining of the Pandemic Shines in Iowa as Charter School Reform Bill Becomes Law

Student Access to World-Class Education Options Expanded in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Todd Ziebarth, Senior Vice President of State Advocacy and Support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, issued a statement following the enactment of a game-changing public charter school bill in Iowa: “Iowa students and families deserve more education opportunities. This was made even more clear during the pandemic, as Governor Kim Reynolds… Continue reading Student Access to World-Class Education Options Expanded in Iowa

New Report Shows Iowa Charter School Law Remains Stagnant Among State Rankings

Des Moines, IA — Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual state-by-state ranking of public charter school laws, Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, Tenth Edition. Iowa’s charter school law remains one of the weakest in the nation, but legislative action to overhaul the bill has the… Continue reading New Report Shows Iowa Charter School Law Remains Stagnant Among State Rankings

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