Charter Schools Week

Posted May 4, 2017

I Don’t Understand Why the NAACP Would Want to Make It Harder for Kids Like Mine

When my son was in kindergarten, he didn’t seem to be learning like the other children. I knew something was wrong. The school evaluated him…

By Felecia Brown Butler

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Posted Apr. 30, 2017

Bottom Line: District and Charter Schools Can Work Together to Improve All Public Schools

This week is National Charter Schools Week, a time to shine a light on public charter schools. In Washington, D.C., where I lead the sole…

By Scott Pearson

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Posted Apr. 30, 2017

Highlighting Diversity in the Charter School Movement

There are a lot of myths about public charter schools, but one of the inescapable truths is that there is a growing cadre of educators…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted May 10, 2016

#ParentsSay Twitter Chat Roundup: Their Child, Their Choice

Parents and educators expressed their opinions of school choice in a recent #ParentsSay Twitter chat hosted by Education Post with Nina Rees, Rep. Jared Polis and…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted May 6, 2016

My Hope Is That All Cleveland Kids Can Benefit From a Quality Education Like I Did

I am writing to tell you a little bit about where I am in life now thanks to the education I received at Breakthrough Schools.…

By Terrence Reynolds

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Posted May 6, 2016

Finding My Black Daughter a School Where Low Expectations Were Not an Option

I’m an engineer by trade, but I consider myself a scientist at heart. When it comes to the education of my four children, it’s essential…

By Fatima Alleyne

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Posted May 5, 2016

To Our Progressive Friends: There Are Communities of Color That Want Public Charter Schools

In progressive publications and websites like Slate and Salon, there’s a narrative underway that charter schools are part of a plot to privatize public education.…

By Alfredo Rubalcava, Omar Yanar

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Posted May 5, 2016

It’s Time to Give Charter Schools Equitable Funding

This year’s National Charter Schools Week is an especially poignant celebration as many states are reaching 20th and 25th anniversaries of their charter school laws…

By Kyle Rosenkrans

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Posted May 5, 2016

Here’s What Really Caused the Walton Foundation to Stop Funding Charter Schools in Chicago

The Walton Family Foundation just announced it will stop funding charter schools in Chicago likely for the same reason I’m tempted to sell my house…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Sep. 21, 2017

Ninth-Grade GPAs Predict Kids’ Futures and Chicago is Raising Them

Today, the Consortium on Chicago School Research has issued a new report that reveals all the ways ninth-grade GPA can predict students’ futures. Key takeaways…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Sep. 20, 2017

Coffee Break: Andrea Castañeda on How Tulsa Is Earning a Place on the Map

Andrea Castañeda recently joined Tulsa Public Schools as the district’s chief innovation officer, working alongside Chiefs for Change member Superintendent Deborah Gist. Castañeda brings with…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 19, 2017

7 Days Before Graduation My Student Disappeared, But That’s Not What Made Me Cry

I remember the first time I saw her walking down the school corridor like she owned the place. She did. She was known as the…

By Melissa Revuelta

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