Charter Schools

A rigorous curriculum is why this school is rising

STUART, Fla. – The trials of Odysseus have nothing on the long and winding road that is classical education in America. Odysseus wandered for a decade. Classical education has been sidelined for a century. But the gleaming new school in this stretch of Florida, not far from where lost treasures[Read More…]

New network is connecting state charter school authorizers and districts that recognize, value charters

Editor’s note: This commentary from three leaders in the charter school arena – Melissa Brady, executive director of the Florida Association of Charter School Authorizers; Alex Medler, executive director of the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers; and Tom Hutton, executive director of California Charter Authorizing Professionals; appeared Monday on[Read More…]

A tale of three Pennsylvania schools, Part 3

Editor’s note: reimaginED guest bloggers Walter Blanks Jr. and Nathan Cunneen, who serve as press secretary and communications associate, respectively, for the American Federation for Children, recently had the chance to see the inner workings of several charter, private and virtual schools in Pennsylvania. Their visits came courtesy of an[Read More…]

Listen to parents: Families say they want more school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, appeared Tuesday on USA Today. Schools are often regarded as the center of our society, and never has that been more true than now. Issues of health, safety, social justice, economics and[Read More…]

A tale of three Pennsylvania schools, Part 1

Editor’s note: reimaginED guest bloggers Walter Blanks Jr. and Nathan Cunneen, who serve as press secretary and communications associate, respectively, for the American Federation for Children, recently had the chance to see the inner workings of several charter, private and virtual schools in Pennsylvania. Their visits came courtesy of an[Read More…]

In this charter school, Black families find understanding, trust

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dorian Smith wanted a more academically challenging environment for his daughter, D’Yani, so after third grade he moved her from her struggling neighborhood school to a magnet school. Because of staff churn, though, that school wasn’t working out either. So, in the middle of fifth grade, Smith[Read More…]

Those were the days

Editor’s note: You can read a reimaginED interview with Debbie Veney, senior vice president of communications for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, here. Absent some delightful surge in fertility and/or immigration, it seems very likely that peak enrollment for America’s school districts lies in the past. Years from[Read More…]