Welcome to the
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
NACSA Annual Conference. Our 5th Annual Conference was another great success. Click here for session overviews and other highlights of our conference. Mark your calendars now for October 23-24, 2006 in San Diego, CA.
Strategic Plan Update. Implementation of NACSAís five-year strategic plan is underway. Click here to learn more about our National Advisory Panels and about our future work in Priority States.
Building Excellence in Charter School Authorizing. Follow the progress of our federally-funded program of research and technical assistance in support of quality charter school authorizing.
Applying for Excellence: Fostering Quality Charter Schools in California. NACSA is collaborating with leading California authorizers to translate the experience of active authorizers into leadership and practical resources that will help newer California authorizers implement a sound petition process.
Special Education. Our Reference Guide to Special Education Law for Charter School Authorizers seeks to bring greater clarity to the key elements of federal special education law and regulation and the authorizerís oversight role in ensuring that charter schools are appropriately addressing the educational needs of students with disabilities.
1. The State's Role in Charter School Accountability
2. Statewide Charter Authorizing Collaborations
3. NACSA Noteworthy
NACSA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our mission is to promote the establishment and operation of quality charter schools through responsible oversight in the public interest. We believe that charter schools can improve public education by increasing educational opportunities for students and educators and increasing educational accountability for all public schools.
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