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[WEBINAR SERIES] School Additions and Renovations: Structuring and Navigating the Process

As students settle in, October is the best time of year to start planning summer 2018 renovations and additions. Join the National Charter Schools Institute on a webinar series running this fall and winter focused on Structuring and Navigating Facilities Renovations and Additions. ABOUT THIS SERIES As school leaders, it is your mission to inspire […]

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Meet Dr. Angie Melhado

Spotlight highlights a National Charter Schools Institute team member. This month we highlight Dr. Angie Melhado. Dr. Angelete (Angie) Melhado was the President and CEO of Melhado Consulting Services, LLC. She started her independent educational consulting company in 1999—offering services and assistance to school boards, educational service providers (ESPs), and both traditional and charter schools […]

Facilities Webinar

Feeling the Squeeze? Why Bringing Space Planning Into Focus is Critical to Success Join us for this new Facilities Webinar on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 11:30am EST. Principals and boards don’t want to miss this enlightening, 60 minute webinar full of tips and tricks on how to make the most of your facility! About […]

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Institute Adds Expertise to Help Charters Excel

The National Charter Schools Institute strives to help school boards and authorizers throughout the country excel in education. The Institute recently added two professionals to our Board and Authorizer Services team who offer a tremendous and varied skillset and are passionate about working with charter schools. Dustin Sommer recently joined the Institute after five years […]

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Meet Fritz Esch, Ph.D.

Spotlight highlights a National Charter Schools Institute team member. This month we highlight Fritz Esch, Ph.D. Fritz Esch is an Associate with the National Charter Schools Institute. He was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and raised in Charlotte, Michigan. After high school, he graduated from Hillsdale College with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion. […]

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Spotlight: Peggy Yates

Spotlight highlights a National Charter Schools Institute team member. This month we highlight Peggy Yates. Peggy Yates is an Associate with the National Charter Schools Institute. She grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, a Master of Arts degree from Oakland University, and an honorary […]

2017 Essay Contest Winners

2017 Essay Contest Winners

Since launching the essay contest during National Schools Choice Week in January, more than 300 Michigan charter school students have shared their stories with us on how their charter schools have helped to prepare them to succeed. Here are the winning stories: Winners Congratulations to our winners!   Prizes Prizes will be awarded for first, […]