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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Releases Annual Ranking of State Charter Laws; Race to the Top Helped Some States Improve

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WASHINGTON Jan. 19, 2011 National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws

Minnesota Mississippi

Peter C. Groff

Todd Ziebarth

Florida Massachusetts New York

District of Columbia California Georgia Utah

As a new crop of governors and legislators prepares for the upcoming legislative sessions, the rankings provide clear indications of where some states excel and others come up short in charter school laws.  They also offer a positive roadmap for how governors and legislators can take action to strengthen their charter school laws.

"While the legislative moves made in 2010 ranged from the positive to the meaningless to the hostile, the charter movement overall saw positive policy movement across the country," said Ziebarth.  "The road ahead remains long, though.  Governors and legislators must do more to give parents access to high-quality public charter schools by providing funding equity, increasing facilities support, removing antiquated limits on growth and strengthening authorizer environments."

Minnesota Florida Massachusetts Colorado New York California Georgia District of Columbia Utah

District of Columbia Connecticut Hawaii Idaho Mississippi Missouri New Hampshire North Carolina Ohio

Kentucky Maine Montana Nebraska North Dakota South Dakota Vermont Washington West Virginia

About the Alliance

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) is the national nonprofit organization committed to increasing the number of high-performing charter schools available to all families, particularly low-income and minority families who currently don’t have access to quality public schools.

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Peter C. Groff


SOURCE National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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