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GradSnapp: College completion takes a village

May 12, 2017 | by Oscar Sweeten-Lopez |

The transition from high school to college is exhilarating and exciting, but also daunting and a bit scary for most students. This is no different for first-generation college students, but often these students experience additional challenges because they don’t have parents or other family members to help them navigate the transition and settle into that first college semester. Trust is key

D.C. as a Classroom - at the National Museum of American History

February 02, 2017 | by Patricia Guidetti |

Every four years on January 20th, Washington, D.C. transforms to host the Inauguration of the President of the United States. This American tradition is celebrated by hundreds of thousands of people who come to Washington to witness history in the making. The history of the presidency and the storied past of how the United States came to be is encapsulated in the Smithsonian’s Museum of...

Washington, D.C. as a Classroom - The National Air and Space Museum

December 07, 2016 | by Patricia Guidetti |

Washington, D.C. is more than a center of political power- it is also a vibrant and diverse city with a rich history. Our nation’s capital has limitless learning opportunities and as an educator, I hope you will immerse yourself in the historic sites, nature centers, and theaters while you’re here for our National Charter Schools Conference in June. Bringing Washington, D.C. into your...

Branding Your School for Success

December 07, 2016 | by REACTOR |

We all know that charter public schools are unlike district-run public schools in that we’re able to focus on a specific educational objective. We also know that being a charter school means that the structure and funding is different as well, often setting up challenges for us to be able to attract both top-notch teachers and students.

Come to our Conference - to 'Unconference'!

April 27, 2016 | by Jamie Greason |

We are adding a new professional development opportunity to the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference schedule: unconferencing! Unconferencing, also known in the education community as ‘EdCamps’ puts power in the hands of conference attendees. The concept is growing more popular, with EdCamps popping up all over the country.

Announcing NCSC16 Speaker: Andre Agassi

April 19, 2016 | by Patricia Guidetti |

We are thrilled to announce tennis superstar and charter champion Andre Agassi will be a speaker at the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference.

Nashville Tops the List of Destination Cities

April 13, 2016 | by Patricia Guidetti |

Nashville is a vibrant and lively place, living up to its Music City nickname. This city is so hot that Travel + Leisure Magazine named Nashville its 2015 Destination City of the Year. And it’s not just their opinion—Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor Conde Nast, USA Today, and Budget Traveler, are singing Nashville’s praises too.

Data Show that Charter Schools in Nashville, Host City to NCSC16, Are Narrowing Achievement Gap

April 05, 2016 | by Patricia Guidetti |

As you probably already know, Nashville, Tenn., is home to this year’s National Charter Schools Conference. There was a clear draw for us to select this destination citythe music, the food, the culture—but the promise of Nashville, and Tennessee as a whole, for the charter movement was perhaps most appealing. Music City is not only hosting NCSC16 this year, but it is home to some of the top ...

Conference Madness: Making the Case for NCSC16

March 31, 2016 | by Precious Jenkins |

We continue the March Madness following our “Brackettology” campaign, featuring our Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Brackett of Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, by bringing our NCSC16 charter school conference bracket to your attention.

Big Ideas for a Brighter Future: Join Us for the National Charter Schools Conference

October 19, 2015 | by Jill Poppe |

This coming June, more than 4,500 members of the charter school movement will convene for the 16th annual National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC16). After a boisterous, informative, and inspiring conference in New Orleans last summer, we are bringing the National Charter Schools Conference to Nashville, TN to celebrate our movement’s many accomplishments throughout the past 25 years and to...

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