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A Foundation for Success: How My Charter School Instilled Lifelong Values

When I was in 4th grade, a guest speaker came to my school to talk about the power of courage. As he stood in front of the whole school, he held up a $20 bill and asked, “Who wants it?” Everyone raised their hands shouting “Me! Me!” until one student simply walked up and grabbed… Continue reading A Foundation for Success: How My Charter School Instilled Lifelong Values

New Survey from The Harris Poll and National Alliance: Listen to Your Teachers!

A new national survey of more than 1,200 public school teachers, conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, examined teachers’ experiences and opinions to learn more about their motivations for entering, staying in, or leaving the classroom, as well as the challenges they believe are facing the American public education system.

New Research Finds Charter School Students Outpaced District School Peers in Reading and Math

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University released As a Matter of Fact: The National Charter School Study III 2023 that analyzes student performance data at charter schools and district public schools.

The Federal Charter Schools Program: 2023 Impact Report

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is the nation’s only source of dedicated federal funding to support the creation, expansion, and replication of public charter schools

Understanding School Districts in a Charter School Context

School districts are a major part of the U.S. education system. Charter schools are innovative public schools designed to adapt to the evolving needs of students. How can we describe charter schools as it relates to school districts? This white paper breaks down how the National Alliance captures data and methods for district-based analyses. For… Continue reading Understanding School Districts in a Charter School Context

New Report Shows Charter School Enrollment Patterns are Holding Steady Through the Pandemic

Today, The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic, a new data analysis that examines enrollment trends during the last three school years (2019 – 2022). This report is a follow-up to the National Alliance’s 2021 major report, Voting With Their Feet, that analyzed student enrollment… Continue reading New Report Shows Charter School Enrollment Patterns are Holding Steady Through the Pandemic

12 Million Strong… And Counting

Charter schools may only make up 7% of all public schools as of 2022, but they have an incredible impact on the millions of students who attend them. And now they’ve hit another milestone. Since the first charter school—City Academy in Saint Paul, Minnesota—opened in 1992, more than 12.3 million students have attended a public… Continue reading 12 Million Strong… And Counting

Survey Finds Charter School Teachers Engaged More Students During Pandemic

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), an independent research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, recently released findings based on the 2020-21 National Teacher and Principal Survey. The survey asked questions about how schools responded to the pandemic and among those surveyed were more than 68,000 public school teachers from district and charter schools. Based… Continue reading Survey Finds Charter School Teachers Engaged More Students During Pandemic

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