The Charter Blog

The Charter Blog

Being a Young Black Girl With Dyslexia is No Easy Thing

May 22, 2017 | by Jadyn Mercedes |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

Being a young, Black girl with dyslexia is no easy thing. Just writing this is difficult because some of the letters don’t appear to be what they seem. Imagine having this...

A Full Load of AP Classes, a Job at Sonic, and Dreams of Spelman...

May 21, 2017 | by Deja Bean-Hines |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

Public Policy-Oriented Charter School Helps One Senior Troubleshoot Societal Ills

May 20, 2017 | by Taylor Brown |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

A Mentor’s Influence Leads to Med School Ambitions and More

May 19, 2017 | by Hasiba Zandi |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

An Activist Spirit and the Motivation to Make Things Happen

May 18, 2017 | by Arlenne Serna |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

Figuring Out His Next Steps at a School by the Same Name

May 17, 2017 | by Jonathan Reyes |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

Charter School Alum on Track to Graduate College Early Thanks to High School Credits

May 16, 2017 | by Lexes Rubio |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

At This Time, At This Place, and on to MIT

May 15, 2017 | by Afeefah Khazi-Syed |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

They say that you get this weird feeling when you are about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people that you know, but also the person that you are right now at...

Waking Up At 5:30 a.m. Every Day Was Well Worth the Sacrifice

May 14, 2017 | by Kristyanne Cabrera |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

To me, a charter school is an educational institution that a school-age child may “choose” to attend so that they may discover new opportunities that will allow them to grow and...

I May Be Incarcerated, But My Education Doesn’t End There

May 13, 2017 | by Brittany Rodgers |

This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.

My name is Brittany Rodgers, I’m 19 years old, and I am incarcerated in the Kent County Correctional Facility. I am also a graduate of the Lighthouse Academy Charter School in...

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