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

Looking for an inexpensive, educational, and fun day trip this summer?

Posted by Alicia Urbain on July 11, 2017
Come explore your state Capitol!  Lansing is a relatively short drive from most places in Michigan and our state Capitol is beautiful and totally free.  Watch MAPSA’s Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs give you a preview of her second home, your Capitol. 
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Topics: Parent Engagement

Michigan Charter Schools Meeting the Needs of Communities

Posted by Guest Author on January 24, 2017
Schools are the glue to the communities they serve, they hold people together and bring a sense of pride to residents in the community. Charter schools are inheritably located in communities where there is a specific need to fill a void. In that regard, charter schools do a variety of different [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Parent Engagement

Empowered Parents Make The Best Choices

Posted by Angi Beland on January 19, 2017
Parents are faced with hundreds of decisions on a daily basis concerning their children. What’s for lunch? What are they going to wear today? Who is dropping off and picking up? What’s for dinner? These decisions can consume the minutes of a day, but few decisions have as much long-term impact as [...]
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Topics: Parent Engagement

Why I Chose a Charter School

Posted by Guest Author on November 7, 2016
By Christina Spear, Parent of a Student at Quest Charter Academy My choice came out of frustration with my local public school and all the issues that I was having with them involving my oldest child. During my oldest son’s kindergarten year, I was told my son was unfocused and always seemed to be [...]
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Topics: Parent Engagement

School Choice: You Are Not Alone

Posted by Alicia Urbain on August 18, 2016
Every parent wants the best for theirs kids. As a mom, I know what we view best for our kids can differ widely.  But there is no question that all parents want their kids to succeed.  While I am by no means the perfect parent, and I make A LOT of mistakes, like the time our daughter fell off the [...]
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Topics: Parent Engagement, School Choice