2018 Essay Contest Winners

Since launching the essay contest during National School Choice Week in January, more than 300 Michigan charter school students have shared their stories with us about who their heroes are. We were deeply moved by the essays received. Through these stories, we learned of many, many students who are embracing challenges and beating the odds […]

Facilities Webinars: Summer 2018

Facilities Webinars: Summer 2018

Join the National Charter Schools Institute this summer and tackle space use and project planning at your building!       The building is the single-largest financial asset a charter school has, yet our space use practices receive remarkably little attention as we put band-aids on space issues semester-to-semester and year-to-year. Poor space usage can be the […]

Job Opening: Client Support Specialist

The National Charter Schools Institute is seeking an experienced, high functioning, results-oriented Client Support Specialist to join our team.  This person will help us develop and grow a dynamic array of tools and services strategically designed to strengthen performance and productivity in the education sector and across the organization. The ideal candidate will have a […]


2017 Midwest Art Contest Winners

Thank you to all of the charter school students who participated in the 2017 Midwest Charter Schools Art Contest! Over 1,000 students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin shared drawings of where they would go and how they would get there if they could go “Up, Up, and Away!” Our panel of judges were […]

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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 […]