Written by Ember Reichgott Junge When my charter school bill finally passed the Minnesota legislature in May 1991, I was devastated. The bill was so compromised I thought a charter school would never happen. The final bill didn’t create alternate sponsors—it required both the local school district and the state board of education to[…]
Howard Fuller Recites Frederick Douglass after an “Advocates & Implementers” discussion, July 2019.
In a series called “Advocates & Implementers,” we join Ken Campbell and Deborah M. McGriff, Ph.D. as they discuss their experiences with the national charter schools movement. (July 2019)
Jim Goenner presents at the 2019 National Charter Schools Conference
July 1, 2019 | National Charter Schools Conference | James N. Goenner, Ph.D. Promising freedom from stifling bureaucracy and regulation, chartering attracted people eager to blaze trails and challenge the status quo. Now boards and school leaders are becoming frustrated with a multi-layered regulatory system that never seems to be satisfied. Authorizers are being pressured[…]
It’s time for our Board Policies Services Spring 2019 Update. You can count on our dedicated team to keep your policies up-to-date!
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr. We all play an important role in our communities. By getting involved and helping others around us, we not only help make our community stronger but we also better ourselves. We learn to work as a team,[…]
The Institute is excited to be working with Wisconsin!
History matters. Ideas matter. We’re On the Move and Capturing History at the California State Capitol! The National Charter Schools Founders Library team is collaborating with the Charter Schools Development Center in Sacramento to capture the stories from California’s Pioneers through oral histories and original documents. These will be preserved and made digitally available to[…]