Media Advisory: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to Host Capitol Hill Briefing on Charter School Innovation

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The National Alliance will host a Capitol Hill briefing on ways charter schools are encouraging innovation in K-12 education.

Washington, D.C. On Monday, December 7 at 1:30pm, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools will host a Capitol Hill briefing on ways charter schools are encouraging innovation in K-12 education.

The autonomy provided to charter schools has granted teachers and school leaders an unparalleled opportunity to rethink traditional educational methods and school culture, develop new curricula, and create learning environments targeted to students unique needs. The resultinginnovation cultivated in charter public schools has led to improved student outcomes and unprecedented parental demand.

Moderated by US News and World Reports Lauren Camera, next months National Alliance briefing will center around a new report from The Mind Trust entitled, Raising the Bar: Why Public Charter Schools Must Become Even More Innovative. The Mind Trust's Vice President for Communications Steve Campbell will be joined by Carlie Fisherow, Executive Director of DC Scholar Academies, Jon Rosenberg, President and CEO of New Yorks Hebrew Charter School Center, and Jessica Wodatch, founder and Executive Director of Two Rivers Public Charter School, to discuss successful charter school practices as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the charter school movement.

Who:

  • Steve Campbell, Vice President of Communications, The Mind Trust
  • Carlie Fisherow, Executive Director, Scholar Academies DC
  • Jon Rosenberg, President and CEO, Hebrew Charter School Center
  • Jessica Wodatch, Executive Director, Two Rivers Public Charter School
  • Lauren Camera (Moderator), National Education Reporter, US News & World Report

What: Discussion about charter school innovation, as well as an exploration of future opportunities to enhance innovation within the charter school movement.

When: December 7, 1:30 p.m.

Where: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

Media MUST RSVP to Riya V. Anandwala (202.521.2833 or riya@publiccharters.org).

About Charter Schools
Charter schools are independent, public, and tuition-free schools that are given the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Since 2010, many research studies have found that students in charter schools do better in school than their traditional school peers. For example, one study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University found that charter schools do a better job teaching low income students, minority students, and students who are still learning English than traditional schools. Separate studies by the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica Policy Research have found that charter school students are more likely to graduate from high school, go on to college, stay in college and have higher earnings in early adulthood.

About the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the public charter school movement. Our mission is to lead public education to unprecedented levels of academic achievement by fostering a strong charter movement. For more information, please visit www.publiccharters.org.