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Being a Charter School Kid Sets Graduate up for Future

The name’s Tirado, Aremy Tirado. Recently I had my last day of high school at Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus, and looking back on all four years of blood, sweat, and tears, I found that being a “charter school kid” consisted of being socially aware, being held to higher standards as a result of the rigorous academics, and being part of a tight-knit community.

Former Minnesota Charter School Teacher on Need for Facilities Funding

As we all seek better outcomes for our children, charter schools provide an additional public school option for families looking for something different. The complexity of finding and financing a school building, however, is a drain on the time and energy that school leaders should put into building a transformational school. The brick and mortar building should be the least of a school’s worries.

Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School

Yu Ying–nurturing excellence in Chinese–was founded in 2008 by a small group of parents who believed all D.C. children have the right to a quality education that opens doors to that unknown future. As the only public school in Washington, D.C., to offer Mandarin Chinese immersion, Yu Ying offers a world-class public education to nearly 600 students in pre-K through grade 5.

National Alliance Monthly News May 2018

Our Monthly Newsletter for May provides an overview on the National Alliance and the public charter school movement, along with federal, state, and legal updates. In her note, President & CEO Nina Rees touches on the tragedy at Santa Fe High School in Texas and imparts the importance of ensuring our students are safe in school.

Charter Schools Changed My Life: From Newark to College

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!