Charter Schools

Merit Prep Personalizes Learning One Playlist at a Time

October 28, 2016 | Student Achievement

To get up to grade level in science, Amarachi Onyemaobi knew she needed to understand the systems of the human body. Just as importantly, she knew how long it would take and what she needed to do to master the concept. A freshman at Merit Preparatory Charter School in Newark, New…

School Spotlight: Noble Street College Prep

June 21, 2016 | Charter Schools

Noble Street College Prep is the first campus of the high-performing Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago. Serving more than 11,000 students, the school focuses on high expectations for students—most of whom are low-income and students of color—while giving them the support they need to succeed in college and life.…

Charter School Spotlight: Roots Elementary

June 1, 2016 | Charter Schools

Walk into Roots Elementary and you'll quickly see that it's not your average school. Rather than classrooms of 30 students being taught the same material by one teacher, each Roots student works with a teacher to develop a personal learning plan. The students then spend much of their day in an open,…

CREDO Study: Urban Charter Schools Making Significant Positive Impact

May 27, 2016

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University report, Urban Charter School Study Report on 41 Regions found that public charter schools located in the nation’s largest urban districts are showing significant positive performance impacts for the most disadvantaged students. Overall, students enrolled in urban public charter…

Charter School Spotlight: Blackstone Valley Prep

May 26, 2016 | Charter Schools

  With its emphasis on diversity, personalized learning, and preparing all students to succeed in college and beyond, Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy in Rhode Island has emerged as a standout network of public charter schools. The BVP network provides transformational learning opportunities for its 1,400 scholars in grades K-10 across five schools. Students of…

An Abandoned Building Transforms into a Community Hub—With the Help of a Public Charter School

May 17, 2016 | Charter Schools

Walk down the streets of the East Side neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington, and you might see people of all ages planting trees in a former parking lot. You might stumble upon a block party full of families and community groups. Or you might come across residents on their way to…

Straight from the Students: Finding Supportive Communities in Public Charter Schools

May 12, 2016

Students discuss their community and learning experience at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC.