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, […]

Job Posting: 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 […]

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Spotlight: Dr. Richard Halik

Spotlight will highlight a National Charter Schools Institute team member. This month we highlight Dr. Richard Halik. Dr. Richard J. Halik is an Associate with the National Charter Schools Institute. He was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, and attended the Lansing School District, graduating from Lansing Eastern High School. He attended Lansing Community College […]

Job Posting: Vice President for Technology & Research

The National Charter Schools Institute is seeking an energetic, experienced and courageous professional to join our Executive Leadership Team and serve as our Vice President for Technology & Research. Our Institute team values people and relationships and we are relentless about fulfilling our promises and treating people with respect. That’s why the teammate we are […]

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2017 Charter Schools Essay Contest

All students have big dreams. And it’s the work of great schools to make sure they’re prepared academically and with the strength of character to succeed in life. To celebrate National School Choice Week–and how Michigan’s charter schools are getting kids ready for the future–the National Charter Schools Institute and the Michigan Association of Public […]