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
The CT House and Senate Republicans recently proposed a series of cuts to close our state's budget deficit. While some of their cuts make sense, it is inexplicable to us in education that they also proposed chopping $12.9 million from this current year's public charter school budget. Doing this would retroactively diminish our funding by over $1,500 per child and jeopardize the future of CT Charter Schools and the children we educate.Read more
When it comes to public education, state Senate Republican leader Len Fasano clearly didn’t do his homework when he put together the GOP’s recent budget proposal. If he had, he wouldn’t have been reckless enough to propose a retroactive $12.9 million cut to public charter schools that would cause serious harm to each of the more than 9,000 charter students and their families in the state.Read more
Competition between parents, students, and educators was heated at Stamford Charter School for Excellence’s (SCSE) recent Family Bingo Night! The fundraiser, organized by the public charter school’s Parent Association, was held to support field trips SCSE has planned for its students later this year.Read more