The Charter Blog

Kelsey Hobson

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The Community at Academie Lafayette

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 high-quality education to every child.

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Academie Lafayette: Parents Open Up About Waitlists

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 high-quality education to every child.

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Academie Lafayette: Teachers Benefit from Autonomy

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.

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

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 and federal leaders.

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

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 decision. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools stands with Washington families in hopes of continuing their choice of public education.

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Save Washington’s Charter Schools: Schools’ Perspective

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 decision. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools stands with Washington families in hopes of continuing their choice of public education.

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Save Washington’s Charter Schools: Families’ Perspective

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 decision. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools stands with Washington families in hopes of continuing their choice of public education.

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

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 Bright Sport Award by National Alliance president and CEO, Nina Rees.  

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The Aftermath Series: Lessons Learned from New Orleans

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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