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Each year charter schools are woefully underrepresented at SXSWedu, one of the nation’s most revered conferences for learning and new ideas in education. We need your help getting some of NACSA’s leading-edge ideas onto the agenda. Log on to the “SXSW Panel Picker” to vote on NACSA’s proposed sessions.

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ESEA cleared a major hurdle last with an 81-17 bi-partisan vote in on the Senate floor. This post breaks down what it means for authorizing practice, how it interacts with testing, and how it translates into more accountability for charter schools.

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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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  Today, the U.S. Senate passed S. 1177, more commonly referred to as the “Every Child Achieves Act” (ECAA), a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The bipartisan, common sense charter provisions contained within the ECAA demonstrate the Senate is committed to ensuring all American children—including the 1.6 million children attending charter […]

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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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The strength of the relationship between a charter authorizer’s board and its staff has a major influence on the quality of the charter school authorizing.

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In The Paperwork Pileup, authors Michael Q. McShane, Jenn Hatfield, and Elizabeth English assert that charter authorizers are often creating “onerous and lengthy” application processes that may scare off charter operators. Why keep harking back to anyone’s “original intent” when we’ve got more than two decades of actual experience to guide practice?

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