Unlike traditional public schools, public charter schools are run independently of school districts operating under a performance contract—or charter—with an authorizer. These entities are important, ensuring charter schools fulfill their mission. The most common public charter school authorizers are local school districts, which account for about 90 percent of all authorizers. The types of authorizers allowed vary by state law, and they can be a school district, the state, a university, or another approved entity. Learn more about charter schools at www.ExcelinEd.org/opportunity/charter-schools/
What Does School Choice Mean? The term “school choice” means giving parents the power and opportunity to choose the schools their children attend. Traditionally, children are assigned to a public school according to where they live. People of greater economic means already have school choice, because they can afford to move to an area with high quality public schools, or to enroll their children in private schools. Parents without such means, until recently, generally had no school choices, and had to send their children to the schools assigned to them by the district, regardless of the schools’ quality or appropriateness for [...]
Updated Sep 08, 2020; Posted Sep 08, 2020 By Trisha Powell Crain | firstname.lastname@example.org Alabama families waiting for vouchers to cover internet service should find them in their mailboxes not later than the end of this week, according to the agency handling the voucher program, called Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students. “As of (Sept. 4), all 250,000 letters have been mailed out to families with children enrolled in the National School Lunch Program but it will take a few days for all of them to land in mailboxes,” according to Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Communication Chief Mike Presley. [...]
What Is A Charter School? Charter Schools are schools of choice: choice to parents, students, teachers, and administrators. Parents and students get to choose to enroll in a school that may offer a unique learning environment, such as a school whose science classes are conducted in the field, or offer alternative learning methodologies, such as a specialization in arts education. Teachers and administrators have more authority to make decisions than most traditional public schools. Basically, these schools are free from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. Charter schools tend to be small schools, with a median enrollment [...]
This is an objective video comparing the difference between charter schools and public schools. It compares areas such as its origin, admission, funding, structure, curriculum, and current statistics.
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN SELECTING A SCHOOL As you begin exploring schools for your child, you begin to realize that you have dozens of options. And they are all a little different. Start with a very basic strategy, a game plan if you will. Let's look at what really matters when it comes to choosing a school for your child. 1. Consider your child and your family 2. Learn more about available schools 3. Visit and observe schools 4. Your child’s needs: physical, emotional and learning needs 5. Your child’s learning style 6. Location of the school
What Makes Your Child Tick Understanding your child’s behavioral style The 4 primary dimensions of behavior for youth: Direct and Active Interested and Lively Steady and Cooperative Concerned and Correct Direct and Active YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR: These young people are competitive and want to win. They may challenge you with questions, want to know why the rules exist and demand your attention. YOUR REACTION: You may feel like you have lost control, don’t take this personally. TAKE ACTION: Respond to their questions by giving “real” answers. “D” children like things to move quickly and become impatient easily. They do [...]