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A Call for Quality: National Charter School Authorizers Group Says More Failing Schools Must Close For Reform to Fully Succeed

While a great many public charter schools are among their states’ best performers and are paving the way for educational innovation across the U.S., too many are failing to provide a quality …


National Association of Charter School Authorizers Issues Statement on Georgia Charter School Referendum

Greg Richmond, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, issued the following statement today on the passage of Georgia’s charter school referendum: “By amending the constitution, voters have …


National Association of Charter School Authorizers Issues Statement on Presidential Election

Greg Richmond, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, issued the following statement today on the results of the presidential election: “Like every president for the past twenty …


National Charter Organization Releases New Standards for Authorizers

The National Association for Charter School Authorizers released today its 2012 Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing, providing new standards for authorizers—the entities tasked with approving, monitoring and renewing the …


Mississippi’s New Charter Law a Win for State’s Children

Greg Richmond, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, today issued the following statement regarding Governor Phil Bryant’s signature of Mississippi’s new charter school law: “Today, the future …


NACSA names Brian Graham as Chief Financial Officer

Dr. M. Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Brian Graham joins NACSA as chief financial officer.  “I am honored to be …


Introducing EnTere Ed Collective, a space where BIPOC authorizers and authorizing-adjacent professionals THRIVE

By Vashaunta Harris, V. Harris Enterprises, and John Carwell Jr., Delaware State Department of Education NACSACon’s keynote speaker, Dr. Anton Treuer, remarked that, “Public education is the big assimilation experiment.” This extends …


State of Charter Authorizing Report

Authorizing is the most consequential public school governance reform of the past two decades. For the last 20+ years, authorizers have been creating a new landscape, where school autonomy—balanced by fierce accountability …


NACSA’s CSP Guidance for Management Organizations

As federal education programming has shifted over the years to be more focused on high-quality outcomes for students, communities desiring a charter school have increasingly turned to already-proven, successful educational models to …


Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) Authorizing

Quality authorizing can exist within many contexts and structures. One of those contexts is within higher education institutions (HEIs). We examined how and what HEIs contribute to the charter schools’ landscape. This …


Convincing Your Boss that NACSACon is Right for You

As a leader in the field of authorizing, the best way to serve students is by continuously reflecting on new and different ways of listening to, and acting from, your communities’ needs. …


SXSW EDU 2023 Conference Proposals

NACSA has submitted two innovative and exciting session proposals for The SXSW EDU 2023 Conference (March 6-9); now we need your help. The South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU Conference brings together the learner, the practitioner, …


Authorizing by the Numbers

We spend plenty of time talking about the why and how of our work, as we seek to ensure more high-quality, innovative, and equitable educational opportunities for children. But every few years, …


Supplementing, Not Replacing: How Multiple Measures Work

We can hope (or imagine) that all students come to school every day on grade level, ready to learn. But the reality is, some students have been totally or partially disengaged from school, and this impacts their academic learning.


NACSA Statement on the Department of Education’s Final Regulations for CSP

After reading the more than 300 pages of final Charter Schools Program grant competition criteria and regulations, we thank the Department for listening and taking seriously concerns raised by many in the …