President Obama has proclaimed May 4-10 as National Charter Schools Week. “As independent public schools, charter schools have the ability to try innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the classroom,” the proclamation notes. “They can show what is possible – schools that give every student the chance to prepare for college and career and to develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.”
In honor of this week, OII begins a series of articles highlighting the work of the Charter Schools Program’s National Leadership Activities grantees. The series begins with the Creating Quality Charter Schools through Performance Management, Replication, and Closure (PMRC) project of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, designed to leverage the effective policies and practices of authorizers successful in these core areas of charter school operations. Click here to read about the PMRC project’s results and resources available to charter authorizers nationwide.
Also this week, the Charter Schools Program is convening the National Leadership Activities grantees at ED’s headquarters. Each of the five grantees will present an overview of their grant-funded project and its outcomes, followed by a panel discussion on topics of broad interest to the charter school sector. For more information, contact CSP’s Patricia Kilby-Robb at Patricia.Kilby-Robb@ed.gov.
OII salutes our Nation’s charter schools that are committed to providing a high-quality education that prepares students for college and careers.
Stefan Huh is director of the Charter Schools Program in the Office of Innovation and Improvement.