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The Aftermath Series: The New Orleans Recipe for Charter School Success

July 16, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

Prior to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was home to one of the worst education systems in the country. The city’s school system ranked second to last in the state and more than half of its students were attending failing schools. Most students scored below grade level on statewide standardized tests.

The Aftermath Series: New Orleans Turns to Charter Schools

July 14, 2015 | by Kelsey Hobson |

A decade ago, New Orleans and surrounding areas were devastated by Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history. Tens of thousands of families were displaced and homes, schools, and businesses had to be rebuilt from scratch.

30 Days of Grad: Devon Haist

June 30, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Before the Anderson Five Charter School opened, Devon Haist, a student with Asperger’s syndrome, found it difficult to learn in the public school system. He changed schools several times since middle school, trying to find the school that would be just right.

30 Days of Grad: Ellie Northrop

June 29, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Today’s #30DaysOfGrad post comes from Ellie Northrop, a graduate of Career Path High in Kaysville, Utah. This was originally featured on the Getting Smart blog, and you can read the entire post here.

30 Days of Grad: Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids

June 28, 2015 | by National Alliance |

The support and instruction from teachers and counselors in a safe, structured environment is helping former dropouts, homeless or otherwise at-risk youth earn a high school diploma.

30 Days of Grad: 21st Century Charter School

June 27, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Joseph Harris stood in his cap and gown Saturday afternoon and hugged his father as tears streamed down both of their cheeks.

30 Days of Grad: Lauren Roberge

June 26, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Most high school valedictorians speak vaguely about a limitless future at this time of year, but Amesbury Academy's Class of 2015 valedictorian Lauren Roberge is a bit more pointed.

30 Days of Grad: Leslie Maldonado

June 25, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Today's #30DaysOfGrad post comes from Leslie Maldonado, a graduate of Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven, CT.

30 Days of Grad: Angel Onofre

June 24, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Angel Onofre was ready to ditch school. Depression and a conversation with his parents, who live in Mexico, left him feeling unmotivated to continue with school. But when he went in to tell the principal of El Colegio Charter School that he was dropping out, just one semester short of graduation, she wouldn’t allow him to do it.

30 Days of Grad: Ria Cheruvu

June 23, 2015 | by National Alliance |

Ria Cheruvu lives a normal life like many of her neighborhood friends and classmates at Arizona Connections Academy. The 11-year-old enjoys playing golf, piano, writing poetry, discussing books, taking field trips and just hanging out with her friends.

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