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The Charter Blog

Teacher Absenteeism in Charter and Traditional Public Schools

September 20, 2017 | by Kevin Hesla |

David Griffith, Senior Research and Policy Associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, has released a new study that analyzes teacher absenteeism in public schools amidst renewed interest in this public policy issue as states formulate and submit their new ESSA accountability plans. Many states plan on using chronic student absenteeism as a measure of school quality—but what (this study...

AP for all: IDEA Public Schools in San Antonio Gives all Students Access to Advanced Placement Courses

September 19, 2017 | by San Antonio Charter Moms |

Over the next four weeks, the National Alliance will feature a compilation of blogs and stories to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the 30 percent of students attending public charter schools of Hispanic descent. Check back between Friday, September 15 and Friday, October 13 to see new features in our #HispanicHeritageMonth. Or follow us at @charteralliance to keep up with the latest in...

Where Would I Be Without DACA?

September 18, 2017 | by Luz, Alumna from KIPP Bay Area Schools |

Over the next four weeks, the National Alliance will feature a compilation of blogs and stories to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the 30 percent of students attending public charter schools of Hispanic descent. Check back between Friday, September 15 and Friday, October 13 to see new features in our #HispanicHeritageMonth. Or follow us at @charteralliance to keep up with the latest in...

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2017 | by National Alliance |

Over the next four weeks, the National Alliance will feature a compilation of blogs and stories to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the 30 percent of students attending public charter schools of Hispanic descent. Check back between Friday, September 15 and Friday, October 13 to see new features in our #HispanicHeritageMonth. Or follow us at @charteralliance to keep up with the latest in...

“Pretty Much Their Dream Job”- Teachers Excited for New Charter School

September 07, 2017 | by Kristen McCarver |

These next two weeks at the National Alliance we will feature a compilation of blogs and stories from charter school students, teachers, and leaders from across the country going back to school. Check back between Monday, August 28 and Friday, September 8 to see new features in our #Back2School Series. Or follow us at @charteralliance to keep up with the latest in the series!

What Charlottesville Means to One Charter School for Foster Youth

September 05, 2017 | by Emily Bloomfield |

These next two weeks at the National Alliance we will feature a compilation of blogs and stories from charter school students, teachers, and leaders from across the country going back to school. Check back between Monday, August 28 and Friday, September 8 to see new features in our #Back2School Series. Or follow us at @charteralliance to keep up with the latest in the series!

Preparing the future leaders of our country for college and beyond

August 31, 2017 | by Diana Mastrocola |

These next two weeks at the National Alliance we will feature a compilation of blogs and stories from charter school students, teachers, and leaders from across the country going back to school. Check back between Monday, August 28 and Friday, September 8 to see new features in our #Back2School Series. Or follow us at @charteralliance to keep up with the latest in the series!

Charter school leaders sacrifice to see dreams become reality

August 29, 2017 | by Jamar Younger |

These next two weeks at the National Alliance we will feature a compilation of blogs and stories from charter school students, teachers, and leaders from across the country going back to school. Check back between Monday, August 28 and Friday, September 8 to see new features in our #Back2School Series. Or follow us at @charteralliance to keep up with the latest in the series!

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How to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017 | by Nina Rees |

As the 2017-18 school year begins for students nationwide, the horrible impact that Hurricane Harvey has had on Texas’s families weighs heavily on the hearts and minds of students, teachers, and leaders from across the country.  We’ve heard from several of our colleagues in Texas and have begun sharing on social media the different ways our network can help. Please join the National Alliance...

School Closures Are Just One Part of Building a Better Public School System

August 24, 2017 | by Kevin Hesla |

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University released their new study on public school closures titled “Lights Off: Practice and Impact of Closing Low-Performing Schools.” Utilizing student-level data from 26 states, CREDO looked at the performance of schools before they closed and the impact on displaced students after their school closed. Between 2006-07 and...

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