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Riya Anandwala

Riya Anandwala

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The Last 10 Days in Washington State

September 17, 2015 | by Riya Anandwala |


On the evening of Nov. 12, 2012, many parents and education reformers had reason to celebrate – a charter school law had passed in the state of Washington after many years of discussion and debate. Washington voters became the first in the nation to approve a public charter school law by ballot initiative, giving hope to many families who sought a new school option for their children.

New Report: Charter Schools and pre-K education

July 21, 2015 | by Riya Anandwala |

Last week, the National Alliance and Thomas B. Fordham Institute rolled out a new report that analyzes pre-K offerings in public charter schools. What did they find? Charter schools in 36 jurisdictions are significantly restricted from offering pre-K programs – mainly because of policymaking and financial limitations, excluding them from the pool of pre-K providers.

Ashley Judd to Speak at 15th Annual National Charter School Conference

June 11, 2015 | by Riya Anandwala |

Actor, activist and humanitarian Ashley Judd will address the National Charter Schools Conference general session in New Orleans on Monday, June 22. Best known for her performances in Ruby in Paradise, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, De-Lovely and most recently the Divergent franchise, Judd is a longstanding advocate and supporter of education.

A devoted humanitarian, Judd is...

Hall of Fame 2015

June 11, 2015 | by Riya Anandwala |

The National Alliance has announced its 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees: Senator Mary Landrieu, Nelson Smith and Dr. Deborah McGriff.


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