Category: School Choice

Super Parents Don’t Exist, We Are Just Parents!

I am a parent; there are no superheros here, just parents. I don no magic red cape or golden-threaded lasso but I will amaze you with the power of my voice. If you listen very clearly I will tell you stories of children who were: First called dumb by a kindergarten teacher. Introduced to insecurity by a second-grade teacher. Used…

New Charter Opens Where Old Charter Closed 33 Days Ago

June 16th was the last day of school for families at STARR Academy in this very same building. Now Distinctive Schools hopes to fill the building with kindergarten to 3rd grade students before the 2017-18 classes begin.   In Chicago EINPresswires latest updates said “Distinctive Schools has a track record in providing high-quality education that accelerates achievement, performance, and college-preparedness of…

Has the War Between the Traditional and Public Charter Schools Ended in Detroit?

Anyone who follows education reform or the lack of reforms. Knows about the difficult world that is K12 education in Detroit. The charter school community has always been separate from the Detroit Public Schools (DPSCD). If you say DPS and charter schools, its like talking about the Hatfields & McCoys, Michigan vs. Ohio State, USA vs. Russia and who is…

Excellent Schools Detroit Has Officially Closed Its Doors!

Detroit will never be the same. When Excellent Schools Detroit (ESD) opened its doors in 2010, for the first time families were able to be a part of the process of reviewing schools and reporting to the public what a good school was and wasn’t. These schools’ scorecards became what families used to select k-12 schools and opened the door…

Run to the Fire!! We Must Solve Our Education Problems, Not Just Talk Around It.

Spending this week in Chicago at EdPost’s Bloggers Summit has been great for me. Hearing the thoughts of my colleauges from across the nation has been liberating. What has stuck out for me is our conversations around all the different issues with reforming education. There are advocates against accountability, pension reform and just about anything else that would improve schools…

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