NACSA passes the mic to EnTere Ed Collective
February 21, 2024
As we think about the future of education—especially for kids who look like us—it’s hard not to also reflect on where we’ve come from. Countless folx of color have paved the way …
The Work is Never Done: NACSA Resources for DEI in Authorizing
February 1, 2024
In some circles recently, diversity, equity, and inclusion have become taboo words. NACSA, however, stands strong by the idea that a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive authorizing profession will result in stronger …
Who We Are

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is an independent voice for thoughtful charter authorizing practices and policies that lead to more great public schools.

What is Authorizing?

Authorizers are the entities that decide who can start a new charter school, set academic and operational expectations, oversee school performance, and decide if a school remains open.

Authorizing Principles & Standards

Resource guides that identify core authorizer responsibilities and describe how the principles are upheld within each responsibility. They are designed to help set high expectations.

Excellence from Communities: Our Three-Year Vision

High-quality, innovative, and equitable educational opportunities that communities are rightly demanding have never been more important as our world deals with the effects of a global pandemic and ongoing racial inequities. We must listen and act.