Charter student enrollment numbers decline again
Although full data is not yet available, enrollment in Ohio’s charter schools for the 2019-2020 school year isfrom the previous year. The decline is attributed to a combination of school closures and fewer new schools opening.
The former board president of Marion Preparatory Academy has apparently become its biggest critic, launching. The usual anti-charter charges were laid at its door. Marion’s superintendent was even handed in his response, and one Marion City teacher went even further to counter the nasty rhetoric: “There's only one reason that school got to be here; it's because of the state of our schools.”
The definition of “chaos” is somewhat fluid these days, but the uncertainty experienced by parents and students enrolled in Georgia Cyber Academy is real. A rancorous behind-the-scenes “divorce” between the online school’s board and operator K12, Inc. spilled out into the real world with predictable consequences.
A culture of coaching
The executive vice president and superintendent of schools at ACCEL Schools in Ohio argues thatfor teachers and administrators. That same culture, however, can allow for creative solutions as he explains in this new blog post.
A generous gift
Teachers in when all of their crowdfunding requests on Donors Choose were fully funded by none other than Lady Gaga! She was giving back to both Dayton and El Paso following the devastating tragedies in those cities.