2015 has proved to be another successful year for public charter school legislation across the country. Some of the biggest developments of the 2015 state legislative sessions include:
Alabama became the 43rd state to enact a public charter school law.
Connecticut defeated a proposed two-year moratorium on opening of new charter schools.
Indiana increased school autonomy, strengthened school and authorizer accountability, and funded facilities and finance programs.
Nevada improved funding opportunities and modified its automatic closure requirements for low-performing public charter schools.
New York increased flexibility for teacher certification and adjusted its cap to allow more public charter school growth in New York City.
Ohio increased per-pupil funding for charter facilities and expanded the ability of traditional districts to levy taxes for charter schools that are sponsored by exemplary sponsors.
Oklahoma overhauled law, including provisions to allow charter schools statewide, strengthening school and authorizer accountability, and allowing charter schools to borrow money.
Wisconsin overhauled its law to allow more entities to authorize independent public charter schools, strengthening school and authorizer accountability, and providing additional funding to independent public charter schools.
Publication Date: 28/10/2015