Parents, community, and a charter school alum-turned-state lawmaker attend school’s performanceRead more
Ahead of Mother’s Day, students from The Bridge Academy in Bridgeport volunteered to visit the Watermark Retirement Home to celebrate mothers and grandmothers in their community. Many of the Watermark residents are not able to see their own children for the holiday, inspiring the group of students to spend this quality time with them.
Connecticut recently saw tens of thousands of voters come out on primary day. People who’ve never voted before or haven’t voted in years were compelled to cast a ballot.Read more
Parents share deeply personal stories about why understanding students’ social and emotional well-being is so importantRead more
Ahead of NECSN’s second annual Charter Awareness Day in Hartford, Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of Hispanic CREO, sat down with our team to share his experiences working on behalf of Hispanic children in Florida and across the country. Below are highlights from the interview, which you can listen to in full on The Grade, NECSN’s podcast.
Nearly all of Connecticut’s public charter schools were represented at the Capitol in Hartford this week for the second annual Charter School Awareness Day, hosted by the Northeast Charter Schools Network (NECSN).
Connecticut is nearing the 20th anniversary of its charter school law, and the day was celebratory, as parents, students, and educators had a chance to share their stories and experiences with law and policy makers.Read more
Our second episode! Jess and Joe are joined by Mike and Jose from our CT team to talk Charter Awareness Day in Hartford.
And a special guest is in the house! The team is joined by Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of Hispanic CREO (the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options), who will be joining parents and educators at Charter Awareness Day. Julio stops by to speak about about the importance of education reform around the nation, parent advocacy and more!
The Interdistrict School for the Arts And Communications in New London recently celebrated their school and raised funds for their year-end student activities.
The school’s Celebration of Learning and Multicultural Dinner also gave parents and the community a chance to see the projects students have been working on for the past few months.Read more
I am a college student and intern at the Northeast Charter Schools Network -- but even though I am not a full-time employee, I have a unique perspective on the charter school movement. That's because I'm the only one here who's a charter school grad -- which means I understand just how critical and life changing this work truly is.Read more