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Kelsey Hobson

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The Community at Academie Lafayette

November 25, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Academie Lafayette is a K-8 charter school that offers a high-quality education to students through a French immersion program in which students learn to speak French with daily instruction and practice in the language. Through the next series of blogs, the National Alliance will highlight the Academie Lafayette and other charter schools' efforts to offer...

Academie Lafayette: Parents Open Up About Waitlists

November 24, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Academie Lafayette is a K-8 charter school that offers a high-quality education to students through a French immersion program in which students learn to speak French with daily instruction and practice in the language. Through the next series of blogs, the National Alliance will highlight the Academie Lafayette and other charter schools' efforts to offer...

Academie Lafayette: Teachers Benefit from Autonomy

November 23, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Academie Lafayette is a K-8 charter school that offers a high-quality education to students through a French immersion program in which students learn to speak French with daily instruction and practice in the language. Through the next series of blogs, the National Alliance will highlight charter schools’ efforts to offer high-quality education to every child.

Save Washington’s Charter Schools: National Resources

October 26, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

National Alliance Congratulates Washington, D.C. Recipient of Milken Education Award

October 20, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

This year, Jessica Cunningham, principal of KIPP DC College Prep, was awarded with the Milken Educator Award—a prestigious annual recognition given to outstanding educators furthering excellence in education. Each year, the award is announced during a surprise school-wide gathering for the recipient that includes distinguished local officials, a Milken Family Foundation representative, and state...

Save Washington’s Charter Schools: The Charter Community Speaks Up

October 06, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled the public funding of charter schools unconstitutional. Because this ruling would eliminate their public funding, the future of the state’s nine charter schools—along with the students that attend them—is in jeopardy. We hope to shed light on the experiences of the families affected by the Washington State Supreme Court’s...

Save Washington’s Charter Schools: Schools’ Perspective

September 29, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled the public funding of charter schools unconstitutional. Because this ruling would eliminate their public funding, the future of the state’s nine charter schools—along with the students that attend them—is in jeopardy. We hope to shed light on the experiences of the families affected by the Washington State Supreme Court’s...

Save Washington’s Charter Schools: Families’ Perspective

September 23, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled the public funding of charter schools unconstitutional. Because this ruling would eliminate their public funding, the future of the state’s nine charter schools—along with the students that attend them—is in jeopardy. We hope to shed light on the experiences of the families affected by the Washington State Supreme Court’s...

California Charter School Wins Award from the White House for Excellence in Serving the Hispanic Community

September 21, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

This month, California-based Camino Nuevo Charter Academy received the Bright Spot Award, a national recognition by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The national award, which is given every year, recognizes a program, institution, or organization that addresses or invests in key educational priorities for Hispanics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy was nominated for...

The Aftermath Series: Lessons Learned from New Orleans

August 27, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

New Orleans’ fearless education reform sparked conversation—both positive and negative—about the future of American education. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, citizens seized an opportunity to rebuild a better school system. The changes experienced by New Orleans have received international attention and have become a model for turnaround districts across the country. 

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