Report ranks Colorado #2 in nation for charter school laws

A report by an education policy nonprofit ranks Colorado second in the nation for its charter school laws.

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) released the report Thursday. It compares state charter school laws against the organization’s “model law,” which is based on 21 criteria like accountability, authorization, flexibility, performance-based contracts, and funding equity.

Colorado scored 181 out of a total of 240 points because the state has no cap on charter school growth, allows a variety of charter schools, and provides a clear process to renew charters.

These three criteria also contributed to the year-over-year growth
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