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The Charter Blog

Did You Know … 44 States (and DC) Have Charter School Laws?

May 04, 2017 | by National Alliance |

Did you know … 44 states (and DC) have charter school laws? 

I’ve Been Preparing for College for Fourteen Years

May 03, 2017 | by Adeline Linzau |
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. 

The way that Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. prepares its students for college is a process that is unlike any other. I am in the 12th grade now, but I...

Did you know ... Charter Schools Serve Rural Communities?

May 03, 2017 | by National Alliance |

Did you know charter schools serve rural communities? 

2017 Champions for Charters

May 03, 2017 | by National Alliance |

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Champions for Charters during our National Charter Schools Week celebrations!

My Story of Success

May 02, 2017 | by Diana Crandall |

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. 

Right before the financial crisis decimated the global economy, I was failing my freshman year of high school. Throughout my education, I excelled in the humanities, but...

Did you know ... Charter Schools Serve ALL Students?

May 02, 2017 | by National Alliance |

Did you know that charter school serve ALL students? 

From a Border Town to Brown: How IDEA Public Schools Helped Pave the Path

May 01, 2017 | by Michael Mireles |

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 kick off 30 Days of Grad with an essay from a 2017 graduate of the 2016 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools winner, IDEA Public Schools. 

When I look back on my...

Did you know ... Charter Schools are Public Schools?

May 01, 2017 | by National Alliance |

Did you know that charter schools are public schools?

Big Wins for Students and Families

March 27, 2017 | by Nina Rees |

Last week was full of great news for students and families!

Charter Schools Can Help Renew America’s Cities

March 21, 2017 | by Susan Aud Pendergrass |

One thing is clear, today’s parents want, and expect, to choose their child’s public school. As this expectation has emerged and solidified in the last couple of decades with the availability of charter schools, a body of research has grown around the impact that a parent’s choice has on their student’s academic performance. Improving school outcomes for students is the obvious rationale for...

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