The Charter Blog

The Charter Blog

Moving to a Common System of Choice in D.C.

April 15, 2013 | by Scott Pearson |

The growth of public charter schools in Washington, D.C.—coupled with out-of-boundary options for the traditional public school system, and vouchers—have made D.C. one of the most robust school choice environments in the nation. But as executive director of the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB), I’ve seen and heard how in the charter sector, the proliferation of options has brought its own...

Raising the Bar: Reviewing STEM Education in America

April 09, 2013 | by Bill Kurtz |

Serving as the CEO of Denver School of Science and Technology Public Schools (DSST), I can readily say that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is an important priority for me. But more importantly, it must be a priority for our nation.

Ohio's charter law remains a laggard

February 06, 2013 | by Terry Ryan |

This week, The Charter Blog will feature guest posts from state charter support organizations capturing their reaction to their state's ranking on the 20 essential components from the NAPCS model law (see Massachusetts and Washington).

Washington Moves From Laggard to Leader

February 04, 2013 | by Lisa Macfarlane |

This week, The Charter Blog will feature guest posts from state charter support organizations capturing their reaction to their state's ranking on the 20 essential components from the NAPCS model law (see Massachusetts).

Massachusetts Community and Business Leaders Seek to Lift Charter Caps

February 03, 2013 | by Marc Kenen |

This week, The Charter Blog will feature guest posts from state charter support organizations capturing their reaction to their state's ranking on the 20 essential components from the NAPCS model law. Massachusetts has enjoyed a period of unprecedented expansion of charter public schools as a result of a 2010 education reform law that allowed charters to double the number of seats they can...

California Charter Leadership Program Teaches Tailored Skills for Success

December 17, 2012 | by Ann N. Chlebicki |

This guest blog series describes approaches that seek to address one of the most critical issues facing the rapidly growing public charter school movement: its leadership pipeline. The examples from Georgia and California show how partnerships have been developed to create training programs that teach the specific skills public charter school administrators need to run a successful school. If...

Georgia’s CharterLeader Program Addresses Charter Leadership Needs

December 16, 2012 | by Kelly Cadman |

This guest blog series describes approaches that seek to address one of the most critical issues facing the rapidly growing public charter school movement: its leadership pipeline. The examples from Georgia and California show how partnerships have been developed to create training programs that teach the specific skills public charter school administrators need to run a successful school. If...

SABIS® Schools: Global Lessons in Education Partnerships

November 20, 2012 | by Carl Bistany |

NAPCS is pleased to launch a guest blog series which will feature contributions by leading international education experts. The goal of this series is to expose our readers to the challenges and successes of establishing charter schools in different parts of the world.

UK Free Schools and Academies Draw on U.S. Public Charter School Model

November 19, 2012 | by Tony McAleavy |

NAPCS is pleased to launch a guest blog series which will feature contributions by leading international education experts. The goal of this series is to expose our readers to the challenges and successes of establishing charter schools in different parts of the world. The USA is not the only country where charter type reforms are taking place. CfBT Education Trust—the non-profit organisation...

Public Charter Schools Serve as Models Beyond the U.S.

November 19, 2012 | by Suzanne M. Roddis |

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) is pleased to launch a guest blog series which will feature contributions by leading international education experts. The goal of this series is to expose our readers to the challenges and successes of establishing charter schools in different parts of the world. Our contributors have experience in charters schools either as providers or in...

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