Navigating Equity: Watch Out for Traps and Tropes
March 4, 2024
SECOND IN A SERIES When we pursue equity within our educational institutions, complexities and challenges can arise.  The path towards equity goes beyond a checklist of tasks or compliance measures: it is …
Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School...
February 15, 2024
Today, NACSA and the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a report titled Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School Authorizers, calling on policymakers to increase pathways for HBCUs …
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.