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District-Charter Partnerships Offer Another Route to Charter Expansion

More than a dozen urban districts are partnering with nonprofit organizations to turn around failing schools, and that partnership usually includes a free district facility. This should interest charter school operators who fit the bill.
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Rethink K-12 Education Models Grants Support Virtual and Student-Centered Learning

The new Rethink K-12 Education Models Grants offer funds to help states address the dual challenge of serving students during the pandemic and cultivating new models for equitable, student-centered learning.
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Congratulations to 19 Charter Schools Honored as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recognized 19 charter schools from across the country as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools for their academic excellence or progress in closing opportunity gaps.
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What a New Harvard Study Shows About Student Performance in Charter Schools

The evidence—both anecdotal and quantitative—has consistently shown that public charter schools use the flexibilities in their school models to best serve students, especially those who are historically underserved by public schools. Now we have even more.

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Charter Schools Leverage “Pandemic Pods” Equitably to Meet Student Needs

As many schools reopen with remote learning, “pandemic pods” have received a lot of attention as a potential solution. These are three main ways we’re seeing pods being used by charter schools to promote equity in educational access.