This week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed SB 20 into law, an important piece of legislation that will increase public charter school access to surplus district school buildings in Milwaukee.
Paul Farhi’s recent WaPo piece, “Five myths about America’s schools,” has created a swirl of opposition in the blogosphere (see
The Washington Post on Monday released a list of the highest-performing public high schools in the nation based upon a special index that measures how effective a school prepares its students for college.
Former head of the New York City Charter Schools Office Michael T. Duffy, recently wrote an article comparing similarities between the models and challenges faced by British Free Schools and U.S. charter schools.
A few weeks ago, the Education and Workforce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was signed into law in November by President Obama.
Pretty amazing week.
Nearly 500 charter schools supporters rallied on the front steps of the Georgia State Capitol Building on Tuesday, May 17, in support of the 16 charter schools approved by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, an entity that was ruled unconstitutional by four of the seven judges on the Georgia
Thanks to all who joined us in celebrating charters during the 12th annual National Charter Schools Week!
Our advocacy efforts, both online and on Capitol Hill, were a great success this year:
President Obama officially proclaimed May 1 through May 7 to be National Charter Schools Week saying, “In communities across our country, successful public charter schools help put children on the path to academic excellence by harnessing the power of new ideas, ground-breaking strategies and the
Today a core group of charter school advocates join NAPCS staff members in meetings on Capitol Hill, but all of us can take part in advocacy today - whether or not we’re in Washington.