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Woodland Park Academy sees success with 'Recycle Bowl' competition

Posted by Guest Author on April 18, 2018
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My students, my voice, my impact: Dr. Yolanda Bloodsaw 

Posted by Guest Author on March 13, 2018
As part of our ongoing efforts to close the equity gap between charter schools and traditional public schools, we invited charter parents, educators and advocates to participate in the 2018 Charters Make a Difference Initiative, giving them a chance to tell their charter success story at the [...]
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Topics: School Funding, Budget, School Aid Budget, Charter Schools, Detroit, Michigan, Equitable Funding

A Resolution We Can All Keep

Posted by Guest Author on January 16, 2018
As we start off another new year, many of us have made resolutions about the things we need to do to lose weight, save money, improve relationships, etc. Unfortunately, most resolutions are abandoned by mid-February. Those resolutions fail as we slide back into our routines or because we just can’t [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Solutions, Education Policy

Raha Richardson: a story of charter success

Posted by Guest Author on November 15, 2017
My family chose the Manoogian school for me in September of 2004, just as I was entering the fourth grade. I attended Manoogian from then until I graduated in April of 2013.
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Topics: Student Growth

Knowing that school choice is possible for your kids

Posted by Guest Author on October 9, 2017
Here we are again, the start of another school year, and our family’s journey continues.  As a reminder, my husband and I have been truly blessed with three amazing and completely different kids (22, 14, 13). Our oldest graduated with honors from a highly ranked public school and State University, [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, School Choice

The Glory Of Advanced Technology Academy: Written by a Charter School Student

Posted by Guest Author on September 12, 2017
We have some very extraordinary charter school students in the state of Michigan!  This spring, MAPSA partnered with the National Charter Schools Institute to hold an essay contest for charter school students across the state, with a theme of “Prepared to Succeed in Life."
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Topics: Charter Schools

6 Simple Tips to Keep Your Child Reading this Summer

Posted by Guest Author on June 15, 2017
Keeping your child reading over the summer is not always an easy task.   If your child reads over the summer, they will maintain or gain reading skills, keeping them at or above grade level. If your child doesn’t read over the summer, they are likely to lose reading skills, giving them the [...]
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Topics: Reading, Literacy

Prepared to Succeed in Life: Written by a Charter School Student

Posted by Guest Author on June 12, 2017
We have some very extraordinary charter school student in the state of Michigan!  This spring, MAPSA partnered with the National Charter School Institute to hold an essay contest for charter school students across the state, with a theme of “Prepared to Succeed in Life
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Topics: Charter Schools

Charter Schools = Opportunity

Posted by Guest Author on May 8, 2017
Choice. Opportunity. Innovation. Charter schools allow parents to take ownership over their child’s academic experience. The creation of charter schools created an opportunity for parents to have their voice heard in providing the optimal educational experience for their child without relocating. [...]
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Everyone wins with Charter Schools!

Posted by Guest Author on April 24, 2017
As I am coming to the completion of my second full year as a school social worker for a charter school, I must say there are some noticeable differences between charters and the schools that I have worked in previously. The most notable is the access to innovative learning opportunities. Beyond the [...]
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