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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Posted at 2:09 PM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 14:09:06-04

Public charter schools are unique public schools that operate outside the local school district, offering flexibility and individualized learning options for families and students. These schools are an important part of the American education landscape serving 3.6 million students — two-thirds of whom are from low-income, Black or Hispanic communities.

Nearly 65% of all charter schools are single-site community-based schools, and the U.S. Department of Education's proposed regulations on federal Charter Schools Program funds threatens new schools like this. The proposed new rules and regulations would make it more difficult and nearly impossible for community leaders to start new charter schools.

Learn more about charter schools and how you can help here.