Charter School Facts Archive
- Posted on June 14, 2011 | No CommentsThe momentum behind “parent-trigger” proposals, one of the hottest ideas for overhauling struggling schools, has slowed in statehouses amid political opposition and vexing questions about how those bold plans should be implemented at the local level.
- Posted on October 1, 2010 | 3 CommentsThe National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a report showing how public charter schools can produce outstanding results when they have the freedom to hire highly qualified teaching teams, build innovative professional development programs and adjust curriculum or class structure to boost student achievement.
- Posted on September 25, 2010 | 2 CommentsCharter schools are getting more attention these days, more money from entrepreneurs and support from the Obama administration. And according to analysis by California Watch, a nonprofit independent investigative reporting group, despite hard economic times, charter schools are thriving.
- Posted on September 19, 2010 | 2 CommentsWhat would New Orleans look like if it were home to the nation's top urban public school system? Executive Producer Matt Wisdom and Digital Filmmaker Tim Ryan hope to help convey that vision in a new short Internet documentary about recent successes within New Orleans public charter schools. In addition to an insiders look into what makes public Charter schools successful, the short film addresses the impact current public school reform will have on the future of New Orleans.
- Posted on September 19, 2010 | 1 CommentIn a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future.
- Posted on September 18, 2010 | 3 CommentsOscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems.