For Immediate Release:
Education Commissioner Gist Named Champion for Charters by National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
The National Alliance recognizes Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist for her commitment to promoting high-quality charter schools.
U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) released the following statement in recognition of National Charter Schools Week (May 1st – May 7th):
Today a core group of charter school advocates join NAPCS staff members in meetings on Capitol Hill, but all of us can take part in advocacy today - whether or not we’re in Washington.
The National Alliance recognizes public officials from California, Rhode Island and New Mexico for their commitment to promoting high-quality charter schools.
Activities for National Charter Schools Week 2011 are well underway!
It’s good to see the GAO’s new report giving a high-five to my alma mater, the DC Public Charter School Board.
I recently suggested to a group of education researchers they should develop some kind of algorithm to inflate charter school test scores according to each state’s gap in public funding between charters and district-run schools. I was kidding, but trying to acknowledge an elephant in the room.
It’s well-established charter schools get less public funding than their district counterparts. But charters may also be ignoring some competitive-funding opportunities.
We lost a giant last weekend. David Kearns blazed a trail of innovation as CEO of Xerox and then answered a plea from former President George H.W. Bush to serve as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education.