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Celebrating Change Makers: One Week Can Make a Big Difference

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.

I Just Traveled the Entire Country and Found One Thing We Teachers Can Agree On

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.

Hundreds of Charter School Deserts Stifle Public School Choice

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.

My Green Charter School

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.