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The Intersection Webinar Recap: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

February 16, 2018

Our thanks to Todd Ziebarth, Senior Vice President of State Advocacy and Support at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, for presenting on our webinar series, The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Todd joined us to discuss the policy trends observed in the 2018 edition of Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws.

Key Takeaways:

  • 2018 State Laws Reflect Robustness in National Charter Policy | As states unveil new charter laws and update existing policies, the National Alliance reports an overall strengthening of charter policies, especially with respect to authorization processes and the elimination charter school caps.
  • Opportunities for Improvement Still Exist | The National Alliance stresses that state charter policies should do more to ensure equitable funding for charter schools and to increase accountability for virtual charter schools.
  • Accountability is Key | Accountability for charter schools should be comparable to that of traditional public schools; however, charter schools should be given the opportunity to incorporate mission-specific metrics when applicable.
  • Charter Startups Need Support | Growth and development of high-quality charter schools require support and technical assistance from both authorizers and independent charter school organizations.

For more on our conversation with Todd, check out his presentation in the link below!


We hope you’ll join us for our next webinar on Wednesday, February 28th at 1pm (EST). We look forward to talking with Sarah Rosenberg from New Leaders who will discuss their new report Prioritizing Leadership: An Analysis of State ESSA Plans.

Stay tuned and follow us via Twitter (#HIWebinar) for details on how to register.

See you at The Intersection,
The Hunt Team




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