As students head back to school this fall, we’re thinking about the school buildings that kids are walking into. That’s because most charter school leaders have to jump over serious hurdles to cobble together the funding to provide their students with an adequate school building. Here are the five things we think you need to know about charter school facilities.
The National Alliance's Kelsey Nelson writes about the new opportunities families within the Las Vegas region will have when it comes to determining the future of their children’s schooling. Clark County, Nevada is home to at least six new public charter schools this school year. Two of the new charter schools’ opening are Nevada Rise Academy and Nevada Prep who will share a facility.
Becoming a teacher was never part of Chris Gaskins’ plan. Little did he know, his life’s plan was about to change after participating in the Summer Teaching Fellowship at Uncommon Schools.
As Career Technical Education schools grow in popularity, the National Alliance's Jamison White explains how some charter schools are incorporating career and technical training into their curriculum to open doors and change lives.
Relying on his own experience as a former teacher and utilizing research from four studies, National Alliance LEE Research Fellow Cody Puckett explains the importance of looking beyond test scores when it comes to analyzing student achievement.
National Alliance Policy Advisor Christy Wolfe explains some of the changes for charter schools in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which renews the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
New methods of teaching help charter schools serve all students, but especially students with special needs. Advocates continue to encourage new approaches to help these students meet their individualized goals in increasingly inclusive settings. The Community Charter School of Cambridge, for example, utilizes a high-quality and effective method of collaboration between general and special education teachers to bring out the best in all their students.
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.
Marty Walz, a former Democratic state representative from Boston and self-titled progressive Democrat, explains why her support for public charter schools was solidified after she witnessed how public schools can transform when the needs of children and families take priority.
Andrew O. Brenner, State Representative for the 67th Ohio House District, shares why he supports charter schools and advocates for the families who want school choice options.