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NACSA President Tapped by National Journal to Launch Education Expert Blog

National Association of Charter School Authorizers’ (NACSA) President and CEO Greg Richmond joined fellow education leaders today to launch the National Journal’s Education Expert Blog (http://education.nationaljournal.com). The Education Expert Blog will feature …


NACSA President Applauds Findings of New Charter School Study

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) President and CEO Greg Richmond released the following statement today in response to a report by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) …


NACSA President Emphasizes Role of Public Officials in Increasing the Quality of the Charter Sector

In celebration of National Charter School Week, President and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) Greg Richmond headlined a panel discussion entitled Chartering the Course: The Leadership Role …


National Association of Charter School Authorizers Announces National Advisory Board

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has announced twelve individuals who will serve as members of their National Advisory Board. NACSA’s National Advisory Board is composed of leaders from some …


Letter to Governor Spitzer

Over the past decade, the State of New York has made the right moves to ensure a system of high quality public charter schools. Several provisions found in Assembly Bill 4307-B approved …


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 …


Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School Authorizers

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 …


The Work is Never Done: NACSA Resources for DEI in Authorizing

FIRST IN A SERIES 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 …


NACSA’s Statement on Idaho’s HB 422

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) applauds the Idaho legislature’s recent committee approval of the Accelerating Public Charter Schools Act. This bill is aligned with NACSA’s new school application recommendations …


NACSA Announces Dr. Joseph Escobedo as Board Chair

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers’ (NACSA) Board of Directors announced today Dr. Joseph Escobedo will serve as NACSA’s new board chair beginning in January of 2024. Dr. Escobedo previously served as …


Updating NACSA’s New School Application

Because one of the most consequential decisions any authorizer makes for students and communities is whether to approve a new school to open, we’ve been working with the field over the past …


2023 Change Makers

Our 2023 Change Makers are people, in and around authorizing, who are working and persevering to meet the needs of students, families, and communities. Their work reminds us of the connection between …