Florida’s Doral College is a special place. Unlike other higher-ed institutions, it was founded in cooperation with public charter school nonprofit organizations to serve charter school students.
As a progressive Democrat in a heavily Democratic state with one of the best charter public school sectors in the country, I have witnessed the transformation in public schools when the needs of children and families take priority over entrenched bureaucratic interes
Public charter schools fill a need in school choice. I have been a public charter school supporter and advocate since becoming a member of the Ohio General Assembly in 2011. I currently chair the Education and Career Readiness Committee for the Ohio House of Representatives.
The most inspirational people in my life are from a story that started about 50 years ago. One of these individuals never went to college and the other dropped out of college.
For good reason, there has been much written in the last few weeks about New Orleans and charter schools. Those schools that were part of the state-run Recovery School District returned to the control of the local Orleans Parish School Board on July 1.
Think back to the fifth grade, the cusp of middle school. You were probably trying to figure out who you were and who you wanted to be.
My support for charter schools began in the late ’90s when I served as head of the Family and Community Services Department for the City of Albuquerque, N.M.
I still remember the sound of screaming mothers. I remember the dust that made it hard to breathe. I remember feeling afraid my house was going to collapse on me. I fled, yelling and screaming. I spotted my mom and dad, covered in dust with disbelief in their eyes.
Albert Einstein Academies of Ohio is embarking on a new path to establish an intentionally and explicitly LGBTQ affirming school, including competent mental and physical health resources and social supports.
The public charter school story in Idaho is energized by a can-do entrepreneurial spirit. This spirit is driven by individuals who take personal responsibility for the collective good of their communities.