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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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."
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 [...]
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
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. [...]
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 [...]