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Seven Ways School Choice can be a Benefit to Students, Families, and the Community

School choice is something that can help students, families, communities, and the education system as a whole. Competition in any system can lead to innovation, and new educational ideas can come from all K-12 avenues, whether this is a charter school, public school, or a home school. Here are seven reasons having a choice in your child's education is an important right as well as a benefit for everyone in the system.
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Charter Schools

Pop Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Charter School Funding?

Although charter schools have risen in popularity with parents and national education leaders for the last twenty years, some common misconceptions in the general public persist. From curriculum to tuition to funding, many parents who are seeking a viable alternative for their child's education simply aren't aware of what charter schools are, how they operate, and perhaps most importantly, how they are funded.
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Innovation

Seven Educational Benefits Charter Schools Strive to Offer Students

Choosing the right school environment for your child needs to be a well-thought out process, beginning with the needs of your child. The great thing about charter schools is you have the ability to find a school with goals that line up directly with your child’s educational needs. Sometimes the benefits of charter schools are unique and more streamlined to certain children and families which can lead to various benefits for students. Here are seven benefits your child can expect to receive in a charter school setting.
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Charter Schools

What to do About Your Child's Potential Interest in Robotics

The truth of the matter is that not all standard public schools are going to be the right fit for your child. This is where you should consider a public charter school. Some districts will allow students to go to a charter school in lieu of the assigned school. Charter schools are convenient for students who need to arrange an alternative schedule, or who prefer to attend classes virtually.
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quality schools

Top Four Reasons Parents Choose a Specific Charter School

    "If you build it, they will come."   Not necessarily! I used to think that this phrase from one of my favorite movies applied when it came to building and marketing schools to K-12 families. Today, not so much. Parents have so many new and exciting school options to choose from. This blog will focus on charter schools. Not why parents choose charter schools in general, which has been the topic of many blogs, but which factors parents take into account when selecting a specific charter school for their child.
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Class Size

4 Superior Reasons Small Class Size in Charter Schools are Vital for Student Success

  Providing an education for your children is one of the most awesome responsibilities parents have. The quality of your children’s education is the gateway to future opportunities and determines, in part, their success in college and beyond. Finding the type of school for your children is important. Charter schools are an option that has gained popularity as parents discover their unique offerings. From customized instruction to personal class size, there is something for everyone. Small class size is big feature of charter schools that make them attractive to parents and students. Here are 4 ways a small school helps students.
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Charter Schools

Increasing School Enrollment The Right Way In An Environment Hostile to Growth

I had some thoughts this morning I have often - how to grow a school product and brand in an oversaturated charter school market. Although the first answer is always to make a better product (school) and continually refine it by listening to our customers (parents and students), all while informing ourselves with our own data, there's more to it. There are far too many macroeconomic and regulatory pressures to simply build a better school product and expect commensurate returns on investment. 
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Charter Schools

How Charter Schools Are Funded: Accomplishing More With Less

Because they are public schools, charter schools should be afforded the same funding as public schools within a school district.
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School Choice

Adopting A Customer Centric Focus In K-12 Education

One of the most entrenched beliefs in K-12 education is that students are assigned where to go to school based on where they live. The zip code lottery as it’s sometimes put. Perhaps it’s so entrenched because it’s been that way for over a hundred years. Or, it could be because when it comes to school districts, students are still assigned their school by where they live.
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