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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 …


New Charter Schools Need Vetting. But the Process Shouldn’t Shut Good Ones Out

Over the last year, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and our partners engaged nearly 150 school leaders, authorizers, organizations, prospective school founders and advocates — through interviews, focus groups, data …


NACSA’s New Schools With Communities Guide

In every community–especially those historically under-resourced–there is long-ignored and underutilized knowledge and potential. At the heart of NACSA’s work lies the recognition of these tremendous assets and a desire to work with …


Continuing Conversations on Multiple Measures

At NACSA, we work to ensure students and communities—especially those who are historically under-resourced—thrive. Thriving means different things for different students, schools, and communities. And to ensure we capture the value a …


Join the Conversation by Listening to Our New Podcast

Stream our podcast, Community Conversations with NACSA, wherever you listen! With new guests and hosts each episode, you’ll hear from a wide variety of experts as they answer questions like: “What can …


NACSA Names Elisa Westapher Chief Development & Business Officer

M. Karega Rausch, Ph. D., president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Elisa Westapher will serve as NACSA’s chief development and business officer.   “NACSA …


Statement from M. Karega Rausch, Ph. D., NACSA President & CEO on the recent Supreme Court decision to deny certiorari in Peltier vs. Charter Day School

The decision by the United States Supreme Court to not take up the Peltier vs. Charter Day School case means the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit …


New CREDO Study Affirms Authorizing’s Role in Transforming Public Education

NACSA’s work to strengthen the ideas and practices of authorizing so communities—especially those historically under-resourced—thrive was affirmed in the new National Charter School Study III 2023 from the Center for Research on …


NACSA statement on St. Isadore application in Oklahoma

The decision from the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board (SVCSB) to approve an application to establish the St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School as a religious charter school is inconsistent …


NACSA Statement on U.S. Solicitor General Brief on Peltier v. Charter Day School

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) agrees with the recent brief from Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar who affirmed that charter schools are public schools. The Solicitor General’s brief is consistent with the ruling from …


Helping You Bust 3 Charter School Myths

Authorizers play a critical role in working with communities to create those opportunities where students thrive. That’s why NACSA is committed to a more diverse, thriving profession resulting in better and more …