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The Charter Blog

Leap In, Get Stuck, Push Through

October 05, 2017 | by Odyssey School of Denver |

The first few weeks of school are an exciting time at Odyssey School of Denver, a K-8 public charter school with an Expeditionary Learning curriculum, as teachers focus their beginning-of-year efforts on building “crew,” or homeroom, culture. Students agree on new crew courtesies to support each other, participate in overnight adventure trips to build peer and teacher connections, and begin to...

“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!

For some school...

Robert Stannard, Jr, Wings Aerospace Academy

September 14, 2015 | by National Alliance |

As the third largest employer in the U.S. for the aerospace industry, Colorado is taking an exciting new step to help grow the next generation future engineers, astronauts, pilots, rocket scientists, mechanics and more. This fall, the Wings Aerospace Academy (WAA), a new aerospace-focused public charter school, will open in Denver, Colorado to grades sixth, seventh and eighth. It will add one...

Becky Magnuson, Tesfa International Academy

September 11, 2015 | by National Alliance |

This fall, Tesfa International School will open its doors to students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Tesfa means hope in Amharic, a language spoken in Ethiopia and it is the hope and goal of those leading the opening of this new school to institute transformational change in education. The school aims to become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) in order...

Cyndi Burnstein, New School High

September 10, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Cyndi Burnstein, who has 40 years of teaching and school leadership experience, is adding founding New School High in Plymouth, Mich. to her impressive list of work to improve public education. To offer a sample of her many achievements: she co-founded award-winning Humanities courses as well as the Spectra program, an interdisciplinary school-within-a school that dramatically reduced failure...

Katy Ridnouer, M.Ed., VERITAS Community School

September 09, 2015 | by National Alliance |

As a 22-year educator who has worked with a wide variety of students aged 5 to 75, Katy Ridnouer M.Ed. knows the importance of a well-rounded curriculum and peaceful learning environment in helping students excel academically. This fall, she’s bringing that vision to life with the opening of her new school VERITAS Community School, CFA in Charlotte, NC. Starting with 130 K-3 students this...

Dr. Emanuel Vincent, Furlow Charter School

September 08, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Today, preparing students with the skills necessary to be competitive in a diverse global economy is starting as early as kindergarten. The Furlow Charter School in Americus, Georgia, led by Principal Dr. Emanuel Vincent, is among the new charter schools opening this year that will offer multi-disciplinary curriculum in all grades from kindergarten through 12th grade. This includes Spanish...

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