Todd Ziebarth and Lisa Grover, both with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools presented a workshop about updates on state and federal legislation in the past 18 months.
Maine adopted a charter law last year, reducing the number of "hold out" states to 10. Montana passed a law out of the House in 2011, but then it died in the Senate.
* Requiring fiscal impact reports for anything related to charter schools.
* Mandating teacher evaluations; or in other words, not explicitly waiving charter school teachers from legislation supposed by teacher unions. This is seen as a way to chip away at charter school autonomy.
* Limiting enrollment boundaries in only urban areas. This is a part of the urban-only agenda. The Feb.12th NAPCS report shows 16%of charter schools are in rural areas.