Arkansas Charter Schools

86 Charter Schools
35,432 Students in Charter Schools
1995 Year Legislation Passed

State Resources

How to Start a Charter School in Arkansas ToolkitsArkansas Public School Resource Center18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Arkansas, click "view resource" above.
The Charter School Facility Landscape in Arkansas ReportsThe Arkansas Public School Resource Center, the Colorado League of Charter Schools, and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools05 Jan, 2015 This report details the status of charter school facilities in Arkansas.
Charter School Facilities Initiative | Initial Findings from Twelve States ReportsCharter School Facilities Initiative28 Aug, 2014 Charter schools across the nation struggle with inadequate and costly facilities. Recognizing the need for accurate facilities-related data, the Colorado League of Charter… Read more
U.S. District Court Judge's Order Denying Complaint that State's Authorization of Little Rock-Area Charter Schools Violates 1989 Desegregation Agreement Reports18 Jan, 2013 This judge's order from the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Western Division, denies a complaint from the Little Rock School District (LRSD), among others, that… Read more
Updated Analysis of Racial Segregation in Pulaski County Charter and Traditional Schools ReportsNathan C. Jensen, Gary W. Ritter23 Feb, 2012 This May 2010 report from the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas describes enrollment patterns by race and free or reduced lunch eligibility in Little Rock… Read more
Federal Court Documents in Arkansas Desegregation Case Involving Little Rock School District Request for Restrictions on Charter Schools Reports01 Feb, 2012 These filings in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Western Division, cover the positions of key parties in a dispute about the impact of charter schools on… Read more
Little Rock Air Force Base: Charter School Update 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs08 Sep, 2011 This August 15, 2011, article from the 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office covers a ribbon-cutting for the Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School Flightline Upper Academy, a… Read more
A Closer Look at Charter Schools and Segregation Gary Ritter, Nathan Jensen, Brian Kisida, and Joshua McGee, University of Arkansas/EducationNext 01 May, 2010 Written by researchers at the University of Arkansas, this Summer 2010 EducationNext article examines demographics at charter schools and traditional public schools, finding that… Read more