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The Charter Blog

Pushing the boundaries of virtual teaching and learning at Myron B. Thompson Academy

October 22, 2012 | by Sharon Abrigo |

NAPCS is using the Charter Blog to feature public charter schools that prepare students for college using a range of instructional strategies. NAPCS asked school leaders to tell us in their own words how they use different instructional methods to create a “college-prep” focus. By combining data on instructional strategies from a national survey with on the ground stories of the work of...

Sheridan Japanese School: A Focus on Culture and Community

October 17, 2012 | by Jan Smith |

NAPCS is using the Charter Blog to feature public charter schools that prepare students for college using a range of instructional strategies. NAPCS asked school leaders to tell us in their own words how they use different instructional methods to create a “college-prep” focus. By combining data on instructional strategies from a national survey with on the ground stories of the work of...

From Kindergarten to College: What it Takes

October 15, 2012 | by Eve Colavito |

NAPCS is using the Charter Blog to feature public charter schools that prepare students for college using a range of instructional strategies. NAPCS asked school leaders to tell us in their own words how they use different instructional methods to create a “college-prep” focus. By combining data on instructional strategies from a national survey with on the ground stories of the work of...

The Intergenerational School: Connecting Generations, Building Relationships

October 14, 2012 | by Cathy Whitehouse |

NAPCS is using the Charter Blog to feature public charter schools that prepare students for college using a range of instructional strategies. NAPCS asked school leaders to tell us in their own words how they use different instructional methods to create a “college-prep” focus. By combining data on instructional strategies from a national survey with on the ground stories of the work of...

Paulo Freire Freedom School: Where Real Learning Matters

October 11, 2012 | by JoAnn Groh |

NAPCS is using the Charter Blog to feature public charter schools that prepare students for college using a range of instructional strategies. NAPCS asked school leaders to tell us in their own words how they use different instructional methods to create a “college-prep” focus. By combining data on instructional strategies from a national survey with on the ground stories of the work of...

Learn. Serve. Change the World: One Student at a Time

October 10, 2012 | by Shira Woolf Cohen |

NAPCS is using the Charter Blog to feature public charter schools that prepare students for college using a range of instructional strategies. NAPCS asked school leaders to tell us in their own words how they use different instructional methods to create a “college-prep” focus. By combining data on instructional strategies from a national survey with on the ground stories of the work of...

Professional Development Center Benefits Charter School and Greater Community

October 01, 2012 | by Megan Freeman |

In 2010, Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado, launched its Center for Professional Development (CPD), an office dedicated to creating collaborative educational partnerships designed to maximize student achievement. As a nationally recognized charter school (the high school is consistently ranked among the top 100 high schools by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report), Peak to...

Education Entrepreneurs Fellowship Gives School Leaders Resources to Innovate

September 30, 2012 | by Greg Thompson |

Charter school leaders have always functioned more like entrepreneurs than traditional principals. As the primary drivers of their schools’ missions, they manage the academic program, finance and operational systems, strategic planning and development, external relations and any other domains that impact their “bottom line”: the academic success of every one of their students. Over the past...

NYC Schools Open Their Doors to Sharing

September 23, 2012 | by Cara Volpe |

For all the classes, workshops, and one-on-one conversations that influenced my professional development as a teacher, there was nothing quite like the opportunity to observe other educators in action. Whether I went next door to my mentor teacher’s room or across town to a different school, I inevitably returned to my own classroom with pages of furiously scribbled notes. Some things I...

Learning From the Best Cooperative Practices Between Charter and Traditional Public Schools

September 16, 2012 | by Bill Sims |

Collaboration is a force multiplier when it comes to innovation. Despite popular perception, traditional public schools and charter schools are collaborating on innovation and education reform. The upcoming 2012 national conference on Charter and Traditional Public Schools Collaborative Practices is the second national conference committed to exhibiting successful examples of these...

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