As a Teach For America 2011 corps member, I spent the last two years teaching 5th grade at a charter school in Harlem.
Several years ago, its founder and principal, Kara Bobroff decided to start a charter school.
Research on the outcomes of teacher merit pay programs and charter school expansion, for example, remains mixed.
Where did you get the idea to open a charter school on your own?
charter school students, it has been observed, are still in school.
Teachers at his charter school will be paid $150,000 to $300,000 a year.
Nothing,” Klein notes, “was more threatening to the education status quo in New York City than our charter school initiative.
Whether becoming a charter school is a blessing or a curse remains to be seen.
Josefina is a Spanish teacher at a charter school, and they have a 2-yearold daughter.
an independently run but tax-supported K-12 public school created with a different educational philosophy and curriculum than other schools in the area
Charter schools are often founded as magnet schools or for special educational needs.
older uses refer to schools in Ireland begun 1733 by the Charter Society to provide Protestant education to poor Catholic children. Modern use in U.S. began c.1988, as an alternative to state-run public education.