NSCW Series: The Najar Family

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on January 19, 2018
In celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), we invited charter school parents across Michigan tell their stories of school-choice success. Meet Nada Najar, a parent who has three children at Star International Academy in Dearborn Heights.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Solutions

NSCW Series: The Sanders Family

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on January 19, 2018
In celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), we invited charter school parents across Michigan to share their stories of school-choice success. Meet Corinne Sanders, a mom who has three children who have attended William C. Abney Academy in Grand Rapids.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Policy

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

Announcing the 2017 Thankful Contest winner!

Posted by Grace Noyola on December 11, 2017
One month ago, we asked charter families, teachers and students why they were thankful for their schools. The responses were overwhelming - whether it was innovative teachers, dynamic classrooms, or diverse learning opportunities, charter schools are getting it right.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Parent Engagement, School Choice

Charter school parents speak out on Facebook: We love our child’s school!

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on December 8, 2017
We’ve always known that charter school parents around the state feel passionately about their child’s school, but they don’t always have a forum in which to express that love. But when they do have an outlet - wow! The love really comes through.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Parent Engagement

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

Why is everyone up in arms over the Regional Enhancement Millage?

Posted by Becky Carlton on November 15, 2017
The legislature has been debating the Regional Enhancement Millage for weeks now. It is now going to the House floor for a full vote and Michigan charter school supporters have been talking this up a ton. So, why is that?
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Topics: School Funding, Charter Schools, Funding, Equitable Funding

What's the vision? Kids and quality.

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on November 15, 2017
If you care about education, you may be like most Americans – concerned by the lack of results and frustrated by the constant arguing by adults about possible solutions. Parents want to be involved.  Taxpayers want to pay for what works.  When do we begin seeing the remarkable outcomes our children [...]
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Topics: School Funding, Charter Schools, School Choice, Education Solutions

You're invited to MAPSA’s 2017 Thankful Contest

Posted by Grace Noyola on November 14, 2017
What makes your charter school shine? Is it the incredible staff, the dynamic learning environments, or the amazing technology? MAPSA's 2017 Thankful Contest is an opportunity to share why you're THANKFUL for your charter school, on your own social media channels, AND a chance to win a $100 gift [...]
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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