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Today we are thrilled to celebrate our Vice President of Research and Evaluation Karega Rausch’s appointment to serve as the Chair of the Indiana Charter School Board (ICSB). The appointment recognizes his leadership in the field and commitment to great schools for all children.

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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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Last week we released the second edition of NACSA’s Index of Essential Practices.  Based on NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing, the Index is a road map for quality authorizing, articulating a set of practices for authorizers that can significantly improve the quality of their work. The 2012 Index is a great […]

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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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