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What a Great Week!

May 06, 2016 | by National Alliance |

We had a great time celebrating our nation’s charter public schools this week. It was exciting to see so much activity across the country during National Charter Schools Week.

What Do Parents Want?

May 04, 2016 | by National Alliance |

One clear finding from our parent survey is that the idea of allowing parents to choose which public school their child should attend, rather than assigning students to a school based on where they live, has taken hold. More than half of parents surveyed are strongly in favor of public school choice, including high percentages of minority and low-income parents.

Are you ready for #CharterSchoolsWeek?

April 29, 2016 | by National Alliance |

National Charter Schools Week is less than one week away! Are you ready? 

Hardest to Teach? We Serve Them Well

November 14, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Special Education Finance in Charter Schools

November 02, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Tracking the special education dollars that support services for students with disabilities attending public schools is complicated; attempting to track the funds to autonomous public charter schools is even more so. Understanding how dollars flow to charter schools requires consideration of multiple and overlapping federal, state, and local district formulas and policies.

New Poll Shows Black Voters Strongly Support Charter Public Schools

October 30, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Our friends at the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) have released results from a new survey that shows black voters strongly support school choice, including the option to send their children to charter public schools.The survey was conducted in Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Tennessee and asked 2,400 black voters their opinions on school choice and other education issues....

Senator Blunt Visits the First All-Girls Charter School in Missouri

October 01, 2015 | by National Alliance |

The Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls is an all-girls college preparatory public charter school serving girls in grades 6-12. On September 28, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) visited the newly opened school, which is the first charter school for girls in St. Louis, MO.

Robert Stannard, Jr, Wings Aerospace Academy

September 14, 2015 | by National Alliance |

As the third largest employer in the U.S. for the aerospace industry, Colorado is taking an exciting new step to help grow the next generation future engineers, astronauts, pilots, rocket scientists, mechanics and more. This fall, the Wings Aerospace Academy (WAA), a new aerospace-focused public charter school, will open in Denver, Colorado to grades sixth, seventh and eighth. It will add one...

Becky Magnuson, Tesfa International Academy

September 11, 2015 | by National Alliance |

This fall, Tesfa International School will open its doors to students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Tesfa means hope in Amharic, a language spoken in Ethiopia and it is the hope and goal of those leading the opening of this new school to institute transformational change in education. The school aims to become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) in order...

Cyndi Burnstein, New School High

September 10, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Cyndi Burnstein, who has 40 years of teaching and school leadership experience, is adding founding New School High in Plymouth, Mich. to her impressive list of work to improve public education. To offer a sample of her many achievements: she co-founded award-winning Humanities courses as well as the Spectra program, an interdisciplinary school-within-a school that dramatically reduced failure...

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