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Charter Schools

5 Differences Between Charter and Public Schools

Parents deserve to know every detail about their child’s education. Unfortunately, when it comes to understanding the differences between charter schools and traditional public schools, most parents slam into a wall of confusion. 
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Charter Schools

The Rise of Charter Schools in the California Education System

Charter schools have catapulted in popularity within the California education system in recent years. Beneath this rise in prominence and popularity, there is a fundamental shift shaking the California education system. Those changes could soon affect your child’s education, if they haven’t already.
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Charter Schools

Filling Public School Gaps: When to Consider Virtual Charter Schools

Whether parents realize it or not, traditional public schools are failing. And the gaps in learning are widening at a scary pace. Luckily, if you spot learning gaps early on, you can avoid long-term learning consequences for your child.
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Online Learning

Online Charter Schools: Everything You Need to Know

The type of school you choose for your child’s education could change the course of their life forever. If you’re a parent, you probably already understand the critical weight of the decision. It only makes sense to learn everything you can about your options.  And with more parents choosing online charter schools than ever, it’s time to get to the bottom of this often-misunderstood type of education.
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Charter Schools

What are Charter Schools and How Do they Work Online?

Charter schools are jumping in popularity, and online learning is exploding in all directions. Still, if you’re like most parents, you may not understand what charter schools are—or how they work online. That’s a scary unknown if you’re trying to pick out the best learning environment for your child. We’re here to clear up the confusion and give you a glimpse into the world of online charter schools. In this article, we pin down exactly what charter schools do and how they work online.
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Charter Schools

Education 101: What is a Public Charter School?

Public charter schools are rapidly growing in popularity. However, most parents still don’t quite understand what a public charter school is and what makes them different from other types of schools.  We’re here to set the record straight. In this article, we clear up the confusion around public charters and nail down exactly what a public charter school is.
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Method Schools

Return on Investment: Method CAASAP Test Scores Way Up

The results are in, and for 2018-19, Method's standardized California CAASAP Math and Language Arts scores continued climbing. Lower online class size, more personalized help, extended chat hours, and better curriculum...some of the features all students get at Method. Which leads to scores that keep going up.   
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Small Class Sizes

Back to the Roots of Independent Study Public Charter Schools

I've worked in the independent study public charter school space since 1999 back when they were far more utilitarian than they have become today. There were no funds for families to spend, no selecting and purchasing preferred curriculum, and no desire for freedom from the requirement to demonstrate work completed and academic progress.
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School Choice

The Negative Cycle of Student Immobilization

During a time of heated intolerance of public charter schools, we are reminded of those who ultimately suffer the consequences of limited school choice. The potential decline of school choice due to struggles over student revenue are sharpening the impact on those trapped in the poorest of neighborhoods.
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