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Statement from the National Charter Schools Institute on Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos

November 23, 2016 Contact: Don Cooper For Immediate Release (989) 317-3510 Mt. Pleasant, MI—James N. Goenner, Ph.D., President and CEO of the National Charter Schools Institute, released the following statement today: “Betsy DeVos is an inspiring champion for children and a bold choice for Secretary of Education. “The American entrepreneurial spirit is what has, and […]

Essay Contest Press Release

2016 Charter Schools Essay Contest Winners Announced 1st Place Winners from Oakland County and Kent County May 5, 2016 Contact: Don Cooper For Immediate Release (989) 317-3510 The National Charter School Institute is proud of the thousands of students who annually attend charter schools throughout Michigan, and of the thousands of parents, teachers, school leaders, […]

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Essay Contest Winners

Since launching the essay contest during National Schools Choice Week in January, more than 200 Michigan charter school students have shared their stories with us about what their charter schools mean to them. Now that National Charter Schools Week is here, we’re ready to announce the winning essays! Winners Congratulations to our winners!   Prizes […]

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2016 Charter Schools Essay Contest

Achievement. Innovation. Top performing. Community. Responsive. College-bound. These are some of the many words that parents, teachers, and students use to describe Michigan’s charter schools and the transformative impact they are having on the lives of students. To celebrate National School Choice Week–and how Michigan’s charters keep winning for kids–the National Charter Schools Institute is […]

New Year, New Opportunities!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope your New Year is off to a great start! One of my resolutions is to update you more regularly on the work we are doing at the Institute to inspire hearts and minds and help organizations win for kids. This month, we will release Epicenter’s new academic and financial dash-boarding […]