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.
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.