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Arapahoe Charter School: Building the Dream, Living the Dream

Maureen Donald of the Arapahoe Charter School describes the journey the school has gone through since it first opened in 1997, to create a facility that fostered a learning environment that offered individualized instruction and a family atmosphere.
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5 Things to Know About Charter School Facilities

As students head back to school this fall, we’re thinking about the school buildings that kids are walking into. That’s because most charter school leaders have to jump over serious hurdles to cobble together the funding to provide their students with an adequate school building. Here are the five things we think you need to know about charter school facilities.
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5 Public Charter Schools Making Waves for Their Take on the Vocational Model

As Career Technical Education schools grow in popularity, the National Alliance's Jamison White explains how some charter schools are incorporating career and technical training into their curriculum to open doors and change lives.
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Beyond the Bubbled Scoresheets: Charter Schools and the Long-Term Outcomes of their Students

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.
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Congress Renewed the Perkins Act: What Does it Mean for Charter Schools?

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.