The Charter Blog

The Charter Blog

Debbie Veney Robinson

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Let's Hear it for the LA All Stars!

December 14, 2010 | by Debbie Veney Robinson |

We think charter schools are among the best public schools in Los Angeles. Of course, we might be a little biased. But, guess what? The California Department of Education (CDE) thinks so, too. The CharterBlog just learned that five of the seven middle and high schools in Los Angeles invited by the CDE to apply for the 2011 California Distinguished Schools Award are charter schools.

Vote for a Hero

October 04, 2010 | by Debbie Veney Robinson |

People magazine is in the midst of its Readers' Choice Hero Campaign. The campaign identifies nine inspirational stories that were featured in People this year, and gives the public a chance to vote for their favorite. If you've got a minute, check it out; the campaign ends Friday, Oct. 8. These are some awe-inspiring stories about some pretty amazing folks. Many of their stories involve helping...

Teachers Are Giving 'Em Something to Talk About

September 21, 2010 | by Debbie Veney Robinson |

Education reform is on everybody's lips, and just about everybody has an idea for making schools better. The discourse is dominated by elected officials (or hopefuls), policy folks, academicians and researchers. And although we've heard plenty from the teachers unions, teachers themselves haven't really much of a platform. So, I was fascinated to learn about this new project called VIVA (Vision...

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