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

5 Ways Charter Schools Help Boost Students’ Mental Health

Mental health impacts every aspect of our lives. When it comes to our students, now is the time to support their mental health—and teachers know it too.  More than 4 in 5 public school educators surveyed in our latest report, Listen to Your Teacher: An Analysis of Teacher Sentiment on the State of Public Education,… Continue reading 5 Ways Charter Schools Help Boost Students’ Mental Health

Interview: Black School Leader on Charter School Performance

Meet Charter School Graduate Madison Lawson

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

National Alliance Celebrates Ten Charter Leaders Who Are Making a Difference in Their Communities

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is proud to honor 10 individuals with the 2022 Changemaker Award who are making a positive difference at charter schools and in their larger community. The leaders are unsung heroes and heroines who, through their exceptional effort, touched the lives of people in their charter school community, brought innovation and… Continue reading National Alliance Celebrates Ten Charter Leaders Who Are Making a Difference in Their Communities

2022 Changemaker Awards

As part of National Charter Schools Week 2022, we are honoring 10 changemakers who are connected to charter schools and are using their ideas, talents, and platforms to affect change.  

North Carolina Charter Schools Turn 25

This week in North Carolina, we’re celebrating a major educational milestone: the 25th anniversary of the state’s charter school law. On June 21, 1996, state lawmakers enacted bipartisan legislation, HB 955, NC Session Law 1995-731, creating public charter schools. One year later, the first North Carolina charter school opened its doors. A movement was born. Now, 126,000… Continue reading North Carolina Charter Schools Turn 25

New Report Profiles School Leaders of Color and How Their Personal Experiences Shape Their Schools

Washington, DC – Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) in partnership with Public Impact released the first in a series of three reports profiling charter school leaders of color to show some of the ways their experiences and perspectives shape how they lead schools with excellence. The report, “Identity and Charter… Continue reading New Report Profiles School Leaders of Color and How Their Personal Experiences Shape Their Schools

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