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Monthly Archive for November, 2012

Today, NACSA launched One Million Lives, a multi-pronged campaign to provide better schools to one million children by closing failing charter schools and opening many more good ones. WASHINGTON, D.C. – While a great many public charter schools are among their states’ best performers and are paving the way for educational innovation across the U.S., too […]

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Earlier this week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) released its annual market share report (PDF). The report shows that charter school enrollment continues to grow rapidly. From 2010-11 to 2011-12, charter school enrollment grew by 13 percent. The report also shows that in many cities, including some of the nation’s largest urban districts, […]

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I have been wrestling with authorizers that want to play a role in improving struggling charter schools. This goes against NACSA’s recommendations as outlined in our Principles and Standards of Quality Charter School Authorizing. We generally recommend that authorizers identify school’s failures and shortcomings. However, according to NACSA, after informing them of their failure and […]

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Chicago Public Schools today announced the process and timeline for its upcoming  renewal process on Tuesday, promising that “charter schools that do not meet the terms of their contract will not be renewed.” “Every school in every corner of the city, regardless of school type, must be held to rigorous accountability standards without exception to […]

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The 2012 edition of NACSA’s  Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing provides authorizers with new guidance related to the oversight of special education. Specifically, it says quality authorizers: Enlists expertise and competent leadership for all areas essential to charter school oversight-including, but not limited to, education leadership; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; special education, […]

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Via Michael Goldstein: The Tennessee teacher prep report card is out.

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Chartering Quality is a blog devoted to improving public education and expanding opportunity through smart authorizing of charter schools–autonomous, accountable, public schools of choice. A project of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), Chartering Quality provides authorizers and the public with regular news, information, and commentary on issues affecting charter school quality and quality charter school […]

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