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Michigan Charter Day at the Capitol News6 Feb, 2017 Join hundreds of charter school supporters, including parents, educators, and community members from across Michigan on May 3, 2017 in Lansing to #CelebrateCharters during... Read more
Number of Students Attending Charter Schools Surpasses 3 Million News1 Feb, 2017 This year, for the first time, the number of students who attend charter public schools is estimated to have surpassed 3 million. In fact, it’s closer to 3.1 million. This means... Read more
New Innovative Blueprints for K-12 Schools Support Blended Learning News1 Feb, 2017 Blended learning—sometimes called hybrid learning—has been gaining ground in this country since the 1990s, as computer devices have become more personal, portable, and affordable... Read more
Dallas-Area Charter School Families tell Texas Lawmakers that Campuses Need More Money NewsAlejandra Matos27 Jan, 2017 As part of National School Choice Week, Texas charter school families sent 5,000 handwritten letters to Texas lawmakers. Their message was simple: charter schools need more... Read more
Maryland Governor Pitches Charter School Expansion News25 Jan, 2017 Governor Larry Hogan announced plans to encourage the opening of more charter schools. He said the initiative would "increase the choices available to Maryland families" and... Read more
2017 Michigan Charter Schools Essay Contest News23 Jan, 2017 Students in middle and high school are invited to tell their story on how their charter school is preparing them to succeed in life. Submissions will be accepted until April 1,... Read more
Charter Schools Are Reinventing Local Control in Education NewsChester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Brandon L. Wright5 Sep, 2016 America’s devotion to local control of schools is dying, but it is also being reborn as a new faith in charter schools. These independently operated public schools—nearly 7,000... Read more
A New School Year Begins with Changes, Innovations, New Facilities NewsMoriah Balingit, Donna St. George, and Perry Stein4 Sep, 2016 As tens of millions of students return to the nation’s schools for the 2016-2017 academic year, here is The Washington Post’s annual look at what changes to expect in selected... Read more
Gaps Found to Shrink Between Rich and Poor Students NewsSarah D. Sparks30 Aug, 2016 For decades, as wealthy parents invested more and more time and money on enrichment for their young children, students in poverty fell further and further behind. New research,... Read more
Why Collaboration Can Be Harder Than Herding Cats NewsAlex Medler24 Aug, 2016 Check out this blog post by NCSRC Senior Director Alex Medler on the difficulties of collaborating in the charter space.