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 Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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