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2024 State Legislative Sessions, Spring 2024 Update

With many state legislative sessions wrapped up for 2024, now is a good time to take stock of how charter school supporters fared in their advocacy efforts this year.

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.

The National Alliance Stands With Kentucky Families Who Want More Public School Options

Todd Ziebarth, Senior Vice President for State Advocacy and Support at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, released the following statement regarding the trial court’s decision to declare Kentucky’s charter statute unconstitutional: “Last year, the Kentucky legislature took a bold step by passing House Bill 9, a law that created a permanent funding mechanism… Continue reading The National Alliance Stands With Kentucky Families Who Want More Public School Options

15 Charter Schools Honored as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Each year, the U.S. Department of Education recognizes a cohort of exemplary schools from around the country as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Schools are honored either as Exemplary High-Performing Schools, for top academic achievement in each state, or as Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools, for exceptional growth in closing achievement gaps between student groups. This recognition… Continue reading 15 Charter Schools Honored as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

The National Alliance Celebrates Permanent Charter School Funding in Kentucky

The National Alliance celebrates the Kentucky Legislature’s override of Governor Andy Beshear’s veto of HB 9, a landmark bill that makes major improvements to the state’s charter school law by most notably providing a permanent funding mechanism for charter schools. Until now, Kentucky has been one of only seven states in the nation without any… Continue reading The National Alliance Celebrates Permanent Charter School Funding in Kentucky

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ Statement Regarding Kentucky Governor Beshear’s Ill-Conceived Veto of HB 9

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear unwisely vetoed HB 9, a landmark bill that would have made major improvements to the state’s charter school law, most notably by providing a permanent funding mechanism for charter schools. Kentucky is one of only seven states in the nation without any operating charter schools. Charter schools predominately serve underserved communities… Continue reading The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ Statement Regarding Kentucky Governor Beshear’s Ill-Conceived Veto of HB 9

Kentucky General Assembly Passes HB 9, Makes Major Improvements to State’s Charter School Law

The Kentucky General Assembly passed HB 9, a bill that makes major improvements to the state’s charter school law, most notably by providing a permanent funding mechanism for charter schools. As one of only seven states without any operating charter schools and the innovation and equity in education they bring, Kentucky stands to finish the… Continue reading Kentucky General Assembly Passes HB 9, Makes Major Improvements to State’s Charter School Law

Kentucky Department of Education Draft Charter School Regulations Undermine State Law

Washington, D.C. Today, the Kentucky Public Charter Schools Association and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools called on the Kentucky Charter Schools Advisory Council to significantly revise the draft public charter school application and contract created by the Kentucky Department of Education. Earlier this year, Kentucky became the 44th state (along with Washington, D.C.)… Continue reading Kentucky Department of Education Draft Charter School Regulations Undermine State Law

Kentucky Becomes 44th State to Allow Charter Public Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Until Tuesday, Kentucky was one of only seven states that do not allow charter public schools. By enacting HB 520, the Bluegrass state will now allow these tuition-free public schools to open and begin providing students and their families with additional no-cost, high-quality school options. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released… Continue reading Kentucky Becomes 44th State to Allow Charter Public Schools

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