Perspectives Charters

Posted Apr. 22, 2016

Look, I’m Not the Enemy But Investing in Education Without Accountability Just Doesn’t Work

My recent visit to the Network for Public Education’s annual conference in North Carolina has yielded much fruit. In addition to an extended blog conversation…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Apr. 13, 2016

VIDEO: This Eighth-Grader Will Remind You Why Every Child Deserves to Be Surrounded by Adults Who Believe in Them

Watch for yourself. See what happens when a school and its dedicated staff reach out to a troubled child and let her become who she is.…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Mar. 28, 2016

A Tough Love Message to Charter Schools About the Dangers of Zero-Tolerance Discipline Policies

I’m an avid supporter of charter schools. I work at one. I send my kids to one. I donate to one. I’m making this disclaimer…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016

How My School Helped Me Get Straight A’s, Lose Weight, and Forgive My Drug-Addict Birth Mom

Perspectives Charter School isn’t just a school for me. It has given me the foundation to open up my heart. It turned me into a…

By Kim Wilborn

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016

Student Praise for a Chicago High School Where Everybody Knows Your Name

When you go to school, you should never feel like just another seat in the class. Everyone in the school should know you by name—not just the teachers, but the engineer and the lunch ladies, too. Having school choice helped me find a place where that could happen. When my older sister was looking for a middle school, my mom found Perspectives Charter Schools at a school fair. After a visit to their Rodney D. Joslin campus, located just south…

By Gabby Dixon

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Posted July 6, 2015

I Came, I Saw and I Marched

My generation believes we can make favorable and lasting changes that will make our society more safe and fair. At the I Am For Peace march…

By Nekaybaw Clark

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Posted June 4, 2015

Be a Voice, Not a Victim, March for Peace With Chicago’s Youth

I recently graduated from Perspectives Charter Schools, where we prepare for college with rigorous academics and once again this year, we are on track to…

By Janeya Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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