News & Notes: Best Practices 

Spotlight: Tonia Betancourt on Helping Students Develop Executive Functioning Skills

Oct31

Helping Students Develop Executive Functioning Skills Families often choose charter schools because their child’s personal needs are not being met in a traditional public school where class sizes may be too large or instruction too rigid. Charter schools provide opportunities for students to learn in accommodating and adaptive environments, which play a large role in […] More »

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Why Pennsylvania Needs a Statewide Independent Authorizer for Charter Schools

May14

Visit www.ChildrenPA.com and take two minutes to let your legislator know you want to see an independent authorizer in Pennsylvania. After more than 14 years of operation and experience in Pennsylvania and from educators in 39 other states, we know what makes for high-performing charter schools – dedicated teachers, involved parents, individualized attention, exceptional curriculums, […] More »

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Working with English Language Learners (ELLs) in the Charter School Context

Dec14

The number of ELL students throughout the United States is increasing yearly and it is the responsibility of our schools to educate these students. 2.9% of the student population of Pennsylvania is ELLs. This increases greatly in the urban areas. Charter schools continue to enroll very few ELLs which have caused many to question the […] More »

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Navigating the Tricky Relationship between the Board Chair and School Head:

Dec02

It is necessary that the Board and the Executive Director/ED School Head work together to set a school’s culture of excellence and determine the school’s success of its mission.  Bylaws must clearly state the roles and responsibilities of members of the Board of Trustees (BOT) as well as the ED/Head of School.  All stakeholders in […] More »

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