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The Charter Blog

A First Look at Public School Leaders

August 08, 2017 | by Susan Aud Pendergrass |

The National Center for Education Statistics released a First Look at the data in 2015-16 National Teacher and Principals Survey (NTPS) and there are some interesting numbers in there. Because the tables break out principals in traditional public schools and principals in charter schools, they provide a chance to see where these leaders are similar and where they’re different.

New York City Charter Schools Lift Scores in Nearby Traditional Public Schools

August 04, 2017 | by Adam Gerstenfeld |

A new publication released by Temple University analyzes the spillover effects of public charter schools in New York City neighborhoods. The report by Sarah Cordes, titled “In Pursuit of the Common Good: The Spillover Effects of Charter Schools on Public School Students in New York City,” finds evidence that the closer a public charter is to a traditional public school, the higher traditional...

July Monthly Update

July 20, 2017 | by Nina Rees |

Like many of you, the team at the National Alliance is using the summer months to take stock of our successes over the past six months and plan ahead for improvements.

The FERPA Fear Factor

July 17, 2017 | by Adam Gerstenfeld |

Good researchers need good data. The National Alliance releases reports on charter school enrollment share and estimated charter school enrollment every year, and we depend on our state partners to collect and release necessary data so we can give appropriate policy recommendations.

Listening to Learn: How Collaboration and Interactive Technology Can Boost Student Success

June 08, 2017 | by Craig P. Anderson |

In the course of helping students succeed throughout the classroom-to-career journey, many of us confront a recurring irony. While worrisome, it serves as a good catalyst for thinking proactively about student success. By far, the biggest reason students cite for dropping out of college is difficulty with their personal finances. Regardless of the specific reason for leaving, most are in good...

I Will Continue to Keep My Head High

May 31, 2017 | by Diamond Walker |

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 Dreams Are What I Make of Them

May 29, 2017 | by Antonio Garcia |

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.

From Expectation to Acceptance, My Journey To College Started At Rocketship Mateo Sheedy

May 28, 2017 | by Maya Diaz |

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 Charter School Never Gave Me Any Choice But to Look Ahead

May 27, 2017 | by Amy Briones |

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.

Even After Graduation, Support Keeps Coming

May 26, 2017 | by Briana Gilchrist |

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. Today, we are also celebrating Proof Point Day - a national effort to recognize first generation college graduates. Briana is a first generation college graduate and will join...

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