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Engaging English Learner Families In Charter Schools

By | 2016-05-30T06:51:40+00:00 May 24th, 2016|

English Learner (EL) students are the fastest growing demographic group among school children in the United States, with the number of ELs in K-12 public schools increasing by about 14% from 2002-03 to 2010-11. Research and practice suggest that greater family engagement with schools can be a critical lever for ensuring the academic success of [...]

Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit

By | 2016-05-30T06:48:30+00:00 May 24th, 2016|

Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit features information on charter schools serving the needs of military families and tools to help additional military communities strengthen their local school options with new charter schools. Over the past decade, a variety of charter schools have opened to serve military-connected children and families in diverse locations and [...]

English Learner Case Study: Alma del Mar

By | 2018-01-10T03:58:54+00:00 May 24th, 2016|

Alma del Mar (“Soul of the Sea”) Charter School is a K-8 Expeditionary Learning public charter school that opened in August 2011 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Alma del Mar is committed to setting all of the students on a college trajectory and challenging them to be service-minded leaders. By engaging in a rigorous academic program [...]

Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Shows

By | 2018-01-10T03:51:49+00:00 May 24th, 2016|

The charter sector has grown dramatically since its beginnings in Minnesota almost a quarter of a century ago. Today, an estimated 2.5 million children attend approximately 6,400 charter schools across the country, and all but 8 states have charter laws in place. The expansion of the sector has been accompanied by an increase in public commentary about charter [...]

A Case Study in District-Charter Collaboration: Aldine ISD & YES Prep

By | 2016-05-25T12:36:19+00:00 May 24th, 2016|

By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, the Aldine ISD and YES Prep Public Schools boards approved a collaboration between the two organizations. Aldine is a public school district serving over 70,000 students, and YES Prep is a charter school management organization serving nearly 10,000 students. In 2010 and 2014, YES Prep received Charter [...]