Category: School Quality

Colorado charter schools create lifelong impact for students through bipartisan support and a commitment to transparency and accountability

In February, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual ranking of state charter school laws, Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, Ninth Edition. Central to the ranking system is the degree to which each state’s law ensures that charter schools are treated with appropriate levels of equity, autonomy, and accountability.…

One day after remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Linda Brown, my emotions remain mixed

Last night, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration of life services were held for Linda Brown, a woman whose legal fight for equality in education helped set the precedent for King’s nonviolent fight for equality in everything. I wasn’t yet born on the day King was assassinated. My father was just one year old…

I wish my concurrent enrollment experience would have empowered me more as a Latina

For many high school students, concurrent enrollment is an amazing opportunity to gain college credits. For students itching to make their way into college, it can be their entrance ticket. Concurrent enrollment is a great way to get ahead, however, it is more complex than stacking up credits. As a woman of color, concurrent enrollment was certainly beneficial for me,…

Coffee Break: These community organizers believe #10outof10 students can have access to a high-quality school—with parents leading the way

Even before the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2018, the voices of those who have been ignored, drowned out and silenced by the powerful and elite have steadily increased their volume. From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo and #Enough, underrepresented groups are shaping a new narrative and demanding a space to be heard. If the founders of Transform Education Now (TEN)…