Celebrating National School Choice Week pt 1
Dr. Anne Clark, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, explains in an op-ed recognizing National School Choice Week why she supports a wide variety of educational options for kids: “I am a product of school choice,” she writes, and so are her grandchildren.
Celebrating National School Choice Week pt 2
Cristina Gulacy-Worrel, vice president of advocacy and development for Oakmont Education, similarly tells of her own education journey in this piece from Fox News. Not only does it illustrate why she supports Oakmont’s vital work to provide options for students but it also explains why the validation provided by Oakmont’s recent YASS Prize win means so much to her. Happy School Choice Week to all!
The view from Dayton
The principal of Horizon Science Academy says she is dubious of the measures approved by Dayton City Schools last week which they say are intended to help improve student transportation. While she hopes for the best, for her, and for the families attending HSA, the reality on the ground calls for a stronger and more decisive response.
Indy funding saga continues
Last week, Indianapolis Public Schools officials unveiled a revised revenue-sharing plan to increase the amount of funding that affiliated charter schools would receive from a potential tax hike. The proposed new plan, which increases the shared amount from $6.4 million to $9.7 million, is still inadequate Indy charter supporters say; mainly because it leaves out all the non-affiliated charters in the city. More to come on this story.
Speaking of school funding
Ahead of budget season here in Ohio, Fordham’s Aaron Churchill launched a blog series looking at the state’s complex school funding mechanisms. His first piece starts with the basics of the current system and future editions will take a deeper dive into the mechanics.
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