What We're Doing, What We're Reading - May 3, 2016

Here's the latest charter news that we've been keeping up on.

Bridgeport parent Kesheonia Kirkland wants to open an autism-focused charter school, and asks for the state to open a Request for Proposals for new charter schools.

At Breakthrough Academy we will offer a quality education that meets the needs of students in grades seven through twelve.

There is a strong demand in Bridgeport for a person-centered program that gives autistic students the social, independent living and vocational skills they need to not only obtain a high school diploma but to also have a successful future.

In New York, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown declared April 22 Elmwood Village Charter School Day!

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And Assemblyman Sean Ryan stopped by Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School!

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It is National Charter Schools Week! Raise awareness and share some of the great work of your schools by using the hashtag #CharterSchoolsWeek on social media!

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools President and CEO Nina Rees wrote a great op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, saying, "Charters have the potential to revolutionize American education—but they will need support to do so."

The National Alliance also released a new study showing parent demand for charters. Check out the results here.

On the Blog

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New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport held held a panel discussion on how schools can educate the whole child. Head on over to the blog to read our recap now!

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The New York Twenty series is still going strong. If you haven't already, make sure you read about Buffalo charter mom Leah Daniels and Bronx mom Yesenia Sepulveda!

New York News

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Why tune in to CNN for presidential campaign analysis when you can get it from some West Buffalo Charter School kindergarteners? You're going to love this video, believe us.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is headed to Albany to make his case for mayoral control of the NYC's schools.

And former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was just sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Connecticut News

Amistad High School in New Haven was ranked as the number 3 high school in Connecticut thanks to its 100% college acceptance rate.

And make sure you read that letter from Bridgeport parent Kesheonia Kirkland!

Joe was the Deputy Communications Director for New York for the Northeast Charter Schools Network.
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What We're Doing, What We're Reading - May 3, 2016
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