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. Read my story.
There has been much written in the last few weeks about New Orleans and charter schools, for good reason. Now it's time to recognize the strong boards and strong leaders who got us here.
Lupe Jimenez graduated in Perspectives Charter Schools' first class in 2000 and has since returned to the network. She was hired as the community coordinator five years ago and has grown into her current leadership role as the school network’s director of external affairs. Here's her story.
New Mexico’s new charter school law offered a wonderful opportunity. Through it we have seen several charter schools develop that reach out to discouraged high schoolers and re-engage them in their educations—sometimes many years after they originally gave up.
Dab Christian survived the 2010 Haiti earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people to become a 2018 graduate of Achievement First Brooklyn High School. He shares his story as an immigrant and how Achievement First helped him gain his confidence and grow into the person he is today.
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.
Ingenuity Prep’s Summer Academy provides an opportunity for students to receive that same joyful, rigorous, and targeted instruction that will help to close the opportunity gap.
The first senior class at Mission, Achievement and Success Charter School left a legacy that will last forever and I am happy to say I was a part of it.
Everyone’s high school experience is different, but I would like to encourage everyone who I left behind to take each challenge as it comes and live in the moment.