We are happy to share news of our 2018 Champions for Charters—an honor that dates back to 2006, when the National Alliance first began spotlighting local, state, and federal elected officials who are leading the charge to give parents and students better public school opportunities.
The Utah State Congressional Delegation has nominated seven cadets from the Utah Military Academy to attend one of the U.S. Service Academies. This Military Appreciation Month, we would like to thank all cadets for their serious commitment to serving and protecting our country.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we asked LaShanda McGowan, the interim school social worker at Democracy Prep Agassi elementary campus, 10 rapid fire questions to get a better understanding of the importance of mental health in student’s lives.
Looking back now, as a Black woman from an inner city, I can finally say that I understand why KIPP schools are so integral to the success of young Black children. No other school in my career thus far, has been so invested in my future. Thank you dearly KIPP charter schools for seeing my potential!
During this National Charter Schools Week, I hope that charter parents, teachers and school leaders will give all of America a chance to see what is possible when parents are empowered, children are happy and great schools are making a difference. The charter school movement has the stories—and this week is the time to tell them.
This Teacher Appreciation Day, I hope we can remember that behind every headline about teachers, there are countless stories, like these, of teachers who care deeply about their work and who keep students at the center of every decision they make. Which is, in a word, inspiring.
Lagra Newman, founder and head of school at Purpose Preparatory Academy, was a participant in the third annual School Leaders of Color cohort facilitated by the National Alliance. She discusses her charter school's model and future with Briana Gilchrist from the National Alliance.
Tucked away in northeast Philadelphia, the Math Science and Technology Community Charter School (MaST), leverages STEM, robotics, and arts to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. At MaST, students grapple with real-life challenges and hands-on experiments, both in the science labs as well as their outdoor classroom.
Fordham’s analysis supports the idea that—even after 25 years—there is still plenty of room for the charter school movement to grow. But urbanization, economic and demographic change, and supply constraints will require innovative and creative solutions, a broad and strong coalition of advocates and reformers, and intentional strategies to address existing and newly developing areas of need.
Along with working hard to meet our college requirements, at Environmental Charter High School we learn about environmental issues and create solutions that are incorporated into our classes. Through courses like Environmental Science and Green Ambassadors, we are able to take a deep dive into issues such as climate change, deforestation, and carbon emissions; the list goes on.