State Connections

The National Charter School Resource Center offers State Connections, a new way to navigate key resources and contact organizations by state.

Browse the state-based resources below by selecting a state from the following table.

Kentucky
Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina
 
State

Charter Support Organization

State Education Agency
Alabama
As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has not passed legislation allowing charter schools
 
Alaska

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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development 
Charter School Program
(907) 465-8718
Arizona

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Arizona Charter School Association
(602) 944-0644
Arizona Department of Education
Arkansas

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Arkansas Public School Resource Center
(501) 492-4300
Arkansas Department of Education
(501) 683-5313
California

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California Charter Schools Association
(213) 244-1446
California Department of Education
Charter School Office
(916) 322-6029

 

Charter School Development Center
(916) 538-6612
Colorado

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Colorado League of Charter Schools
(303) 989-5356
Colorado Department of Education
Connecticut

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Northeast Charter Schools Network
(860) 384-4542
Connecticut Department of Education
Charter Schools Program
(860) 713-6574
Delaware

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Delaware Charter Schools Network
(302) 778-5999
Delaware Department of Education
Delaware Charter Schools
District of Columbia
Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)
(202) 387-0405
District of Columbia Office of State Superintendent of Education
Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support
(202) 727-6436
DC Association of Chartered Public Schools
(202) 545-3089
Florida
Florida Charter School Alliance
(954) 881-5792
Florida Department of Education
Office of Independent Education & Parental Choice, Charter Schools(800) 447-1636
Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools. Inc.
(954) 463-9595
Georgia

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Georgia Charter Schools Association
(403) 835-8900
Georgia Department of Education
Charter Schools Division
(404) 657-0515
Hawaii
 
Hawaii Charter Schools Network
(808) 741-5966
Hawai'i Public Schools
(808) 586-3775
Idaho

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Idaho Charter School Network
(208) 906-1420
Idaho Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
(208) 332-6963
Illinois
Illinois Network of Charter Schools
(312) 629-2063
Illinois State Board of Education
Charter School Office
(312) 814-2223
New Schools for Chicago
(312) 853-1212
Indiana

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Indiana Public Charter Schools Association
(317) 972-5880
Indiana Department of Education
Office of Charter Schools
(317) 232-9143
The Mind Trust - Charter School Incubator
(317) 822-8102
Iowa

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Iowa Department of Education
(515) 281-5294
Kansas

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Kansas State Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
(785) 368-7356
Kentucky

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As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has not passed legislation allowing charter schools.
Louisiana

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Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools
(504) 274-3651
Louisiana Department of Education
Office of Parental Options
(225) 342-3640
Algiers Charter Schools Association
(504) 302-7000
Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools
(504) 267-7239
New Schools for New Orleans
(504) 274-3619
Maine
Maine Association for Charter Schools
(207) 785-3071
Maine Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
(207) 624-6620
Maryland

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Maryland Charter School Network
(800) 689-3795
Maryland State Department of Education
Office of School Innovations
(410) 767-3677
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
(617) 523-0881
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Charter School & School Redesign Office
(781) 338-3227
Michigan

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Michigan Association of Public School Academies
(517) 374-9167
Michigan Department of Education
Office of Charter Public Schools
(517) 373-4631
Minnesota

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Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
(651) 789-3090
Minnesota Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
(651) 582-8297
Charter School Partners
Mississippi
As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has passed legislation allowing charter schools, but the state does not have a charter school in operation within its borders.
Missouri

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Missouri Charter Public School Association
(314) 776-3551
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Charter Schools Office
(573) 751-4253)
Montana
As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has not passed legislation allowing charter schools.
Nebraska

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As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has not passed legislation allowing charter schools.
Nevada

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Charter School Association of Nevada
(702) 953-2602
Nevada Department of Education
Office of Charter Schools
(775) 687-9174
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Center for Innovative Schools
(603) 224-0366
New Hampshire Department of Education
Office of Charter Schools
(603) 271-2079
New Hampshire Public Charter School Association
(603) 498-2386
New Jersey
New Jersey Charter Schools Association
(608) 989-9700
New Jersey Department of Education
Office of Charter Schools
(609) 292-5850
Newark Charter School Fund
(973) 733-2285
New Mexico
New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools
(505) 842-8203
New Mexico Public Education Department
Charter School Division
(505) 827-6909
New York
Northeast Charter Schools Network
(518) 694-3110
New York State Education Department
Charter School Office
(518) 474-1762
New York City Charter School Center
(212) 437-8300
North Carolina
North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools
(919) 900-8951
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Office of Charter Schools
(919) 807-3491
North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association
(704) 887-3463
North Dakota
As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has not passed legislation allowing charter schools.
Ohio

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Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools
(614) 744-2266
Ohio Department of Education
Office of Community Schools
(614) 466-7058
Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Charter School Association
(405) 833-0734
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Charter School Program
(405) 521-3333
Oregon
Northwest Center for Educational Options
(503) 353-1690
Oregon Department of Education
Charter Schools, Title V-B
(503) 580-3613
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Coalition for Public Charter Schools
(482) 356-0191
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
(717) 783-9294
Rhode Island
Rhode Island League of Charter Schools
(401) 831-3700
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of the Commissioner, Charter Schools
(401) 222-8462
South Carolina
Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina
(800) 691-7133
South Carolina State Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
(803) 734-8368
South Dakota
As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has not passed legislation allowing charter schools.
Tennessee

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Tennessee Charter School Association
(615) 891-1066
Tennessee Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
(615) 741-8486
Tennessee Charter School Incubator
(615) 401-7222
Texas
Texas Charter School Association
(512) 584-8272
Texas Education Agency
Division of Charter School Administration
(512) 463-9575
Utah
Utah Charter Network
(801) 722-8911
 
Utah Association of Public Charter Schools
(801) 960-2583
Utah State Office of Education
Charter Schools Office
(801) 538-7220
Vermont

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As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has not passed legislation allowing charter schools.
Virginia

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Virginia Charter School Resource Center
(703) 522-5809
Virginia Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
Washington
Washington State passed a ballot initiative in November 2012 allowing charter schools. Currently, there are no charter schools in operation in the state.
Washington Charter School Resource Center
(206) 634-0589
 
West Virginia

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As of the 2012-2013 school year, this state has not passed legislation allowing charter schools.
Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Charter Schools Association
(414) 215-9272
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Charter Schools Office
(800) 441-4563
Wisconsin Innovative Schools Network
Wyoming

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Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools
(307) 640-6157
Wyoming Department of Education
Charter Schools Office
(307) 777-6210

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