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Achievement First, DSST and Uncommon Schools Named 2018 Broad Prize Finalists

Achievement First, DSST Public Schools and Uncommon Schools are finalists for the 2018 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today.

Lessons from IDEA Toros Prepare Charter School Graduate for Future

IDEA has helped me separate things that are important and things that aren’t. Being here has changed my culture, and my work ethic. I have learned that in life there are no excuses for anything. I may face obstacles, but I don’t care. I am going to go to college as a student-athlete, get a degree, and make my family proud.

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.

Data Quality Matters and Data Reporting Errors Have Real Consequences

Parents, policy makers, and stakeholders rely on research and data and to help them make decisions, allocate resources, and develop new programs, laws, and policies—all with the intention of improving student outcomes and opportunities.