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

5 must-know facts about the 2018 Michigan School-Aid Budget

Posted by Grace Noyola on March 13, 2018
The Michigan School-Aid Budget allocates funding for public education bodies, including traditional public and charter schools. While both entities provide 100% free and public education options to families across the state, charter schools and traditional public schools are NOT funded equally. The [...]
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Topics: School Funding, Budget, Charter Schools, Michigan, Facts, Equitable Funding

Making a Great Choice for Your Teaching Job

Posted by Becky Carlton on February 7, 2018
You may have not heard all positive things about charters schools from your college of education, but know this- everyone has made a choice to be at a charter school. Parents, teachers, students, and leadership all made a choice to be at a charter school. The action of choosing creates a culture of [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Teachers, Teaching

Why Working In A Charter School Rocks!

Posted by Becky Carlton on February 2, 2018
Imagine a work environment that has been designed to accommodate you and the population you serve daily. An occupation that allows you to directly affect the future world by teaching at a school open to all, at no charge that allows you a smaller classroom so that you can focus on the individual [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Teachers, Teaching

NSCW Series: The Raines 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 Tammisha Raines, a mom who has three children attending William C. Abney Academy in Grand Rapids.
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Topics: Charter Schools, School Choice, Education Solutions, Michigan

NSCW Series: The Dumas 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 Karen Dumas, a mom who has two children who have attended The Chatfield School, a K-8 charter school in Lapeer.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Solutions

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