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Peter C. Groff

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Ohio Takes a Step in the Right Direction by Requiring Transparency

August 10, 2011 | by Peter C. Groff |

Ten Ohio public charter schools are in the process of completely severing ties with a private charter management company that has been under intense scrutiny for mismanaging the schools’ funds. The resolution of this dispute will allow charter school leaders to focus on quality, which is seen in student achievement, and other pivotal issues like cultivating a collaborative culture for parents,...

Public Charter Schools Engage Students and Empower Teachers

August 08, 2011 | by Peter C. Groff |

Anyone who is serious about improving the quality of public education should support the incredible contributions of public charter schools, which are proving in community after community that all kids can learn and achieve.

How Do Charters Find Great Leaders?

July 21, 2011 | by Peter C. Groff |

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) understands supporting the growing number of high-quality charter schools takes a huge commitment. It means finding and developing a great number of talented leaders. At NAPCS, we think we can help by sharing some of the promising practices in place at public charter schools across the country. “ASSESS, Coordinate, Execute: How to ACE an...

It's National School Choice Week!

January 23, 2011 | by Peter C. Groff |

Today, folks across the country are kicking off the first-ever National School Choice Week. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is proud to join more than 150 other organizations in acknowledging the need for greater educational options for America’s children.

Another Mid-Term Victory

November 03, 2010 | by Peter C. Groff |

Whatever your thoughts about the mid-term elections, it’s clear we will have many new faces in state capitols, governors’ mansions and at the U.S. Capitol. The vast majority of these newly-elected people were not voted in purely on an education platform. However, many of them ran in part as education reformers, and on a night where seemingly everyone was concerned about red and blue, it was the...

Oprah Gives Millions for Charter Children

September 20, 2010 | by Peter C. Groff |

Charter schools just got the gift of a lifetime. Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey gave out the last Oprah’s Angel Network grants – and the recipients were all charter schools. How’s that for going out with a bang?

Finally, the “ Waiting for Superman” Is Over

September 19, 2010 | by Peter C. Groff |

This has been whirlwind week for education reform. "Superman" is finally here. It will be the topic of the Oprah show today, and I'm told there are some big surprises coming for a group of great charter schools. Time magazine devoted a cover to this issue last week, and last Wednesday night I went to the Washington, D.C. premier of “Waiting for Superman,” a new documentary about some of the major...


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