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Los Angeles Unified Charter Schools Director Selected for Board of National Organization

José J. Cole-Gutiérrez, director of charter schools for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), works each day to bring exceptional public school choices to the children of Los Angeles through high-quality charter …


National Charter Authorizer Group Endorses Wisconsin Ed Reforms

Proposed education reforms in Wisconsin would address significant obstacles standing in the way of a more effective charter public school sector, today said the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). The …


Partnership Brings Additional Capacity to Nation’s Largest Authorizers of Charter Schools

Developing a pipeline of exceptional talent is necessary to serve and strengthen the growing field of charter school authorizing. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is partnering with three of …


NACSA Applauds Indiana Move to Strengthen Charter Law to Ensure Quality

Greg Richmond, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, today issued the following statement regarding Governor Michael Pence’s signature of revision to Indiana’s charter school law: “Yesterday, Governor …


Charter School Authorizers Group Issues 2012 Professional Practice Index

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) today released its 2012 Index of Essential Practices, a set of professional practices to guide quality charter school approval and monitoring. Good charter school …


Fort Worth ISD: Partnerships & Accountability

Guest blog written by David Saenz, Ed.D. The March 2024 episode of Community Conversations with NACSA told the story of Fort Worth Independent School District’s Leadership Academy Network, a unique partnership, resembling …


DEI Deconstructed: Using the Power You Have

THIRD IN A SERIES In Chapter 5 of Lily Zheng’s book, DEI Deconstructed: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Doing the Work and Doing It Right, they start the chapter by recounting an interaction …


NACSA’s Statement on the FY24 Budget Signed by President Biden

Statement from NACSA president and CEO, Dr. Karega Rausch on the FY24 budget signed by President Biden: “We appreciate that Congress and President Biden continue to recognize the important role that the …


NACSA Celebrates Guerschmide Saint-Ange as Pahara Fellow

Guerschmide Saint-Ange, NACSA’s Chief Operating and Talent Officer, was recently named as a Pahara Institute fellow. This highly selective cohort-based program, “identifies exceptional leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates …


NACSA’s Statement on President Biden’s FY2025 Budget Proposal

Dr. Karega Rausch, NACSA president and CEO, issued the following statement on President Biden’s FY2025 budget proposal. NACSA remains committed to ensuring access to high-quality public schools for all students. There is …


Navigating Equity: Watch Out for Traps and Tropes

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 …


ESSER and the Fiscal Cliff

Big changes are on the horizon for charter school authorizers and the schools in their portfolios: the end of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. Managing this change will be, for …


NACSA passes the mic to EnTere Ed Collective

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 …