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The characteristics of alternative charter schools suggest there should be differences in how authorizers implement financial practices and accountability measures for such schools.

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With legislative sessions across the country coming to a close for 2015, we saw performance transparency as a trend this session.

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Each year since 2008, NACSA has conducted the nation’s only targeted survey of charter school authorizers and authorizing practices. We will release the latest survey results starting on April 15 in an email series designed to connect data about authorizer practices with real implications for kids, families, schools, and communities. More on that another day. For the upcoming 2015 survey—which we will begin right after we release the 2014 results—we are reserving space to ask hundreds of authorizers your questions about authorizing, especially questions that get at what is beyond the “nuts and bolts” of authorizing.

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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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