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College For Certain: Are Charter Schools the Answer to Inequality?

“Charter school” … what comes to mind when these words are uttered? By now, I’ve been looking at the issue of quality and equity in education for the past seven years. So, I’ll have a go at the question I … Continue reading

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Summit Charter School Success Formula: Great Teachers, Great Professional Development & Great Pay

What explains the success of Summit? There are many pieces to the puzzle. That is to say, there are many contributing factors. So, let’s ask a different question. What is indispensable to their success? Answer: Great teachers, excellent professional development, … Continue reading

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Summit Preparatory Charter High School

Summit Preparatory Charter High School, part of the Sequoia Union High School District is a college preparatory and charter high school. Everest Public High School is a sister school to Summit, also in Redwood City. Summit was listed as the … Continue reading

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Getting Schools Not Just to Go Green but Teach It, Too

This is the VOA Special English Education Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com Charter schools operate with public money but without many of the rules that govern traditional public schools. In the United States the rules for charter schools differ from state to … Continue reading

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Miracle High School Doing More With Less: The Preuss School UCSD (La Jolla, California)

What is a , “Miracle School”? A miracle school is a school that is performing a miracle by achieving success for all its students despite significant limitations. Look at the data below. As you do so, ask yourself the question: … Continue reading

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5 Basic Facts About Charter Schools & Kihei Charter School

Here are 5 basic facts everyone should know about charter schools. 1. Charter schools are public schools 2. Charter schools are tuition free (see number one) 3. Charter schools must admit any student, regardless of sex, race, family income, special … Continue reading

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Charters Change Lives: Canyon-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund

Charter school parents, students, teachers and administrators give compelling testimonials to the transformative power of charter schools. In a related story on Huffington Post, http://huff.to/k93Ngr Former tennis champion Andre Agassi and a real estate investment firm said Thursday they have … Continue reading

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Inside BASIS Classrooms #1 – 9th grade World Literature Class

Periodically we will post video taken during classes at BASIS Charter School. The intent is to show more of the classroom activity than was possible in the documentary The 21st Century Solution – http://www.2Mminutes.com. This video is of the 9th … Continue reading

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The Non-Native English Speaking Teacher: TEFL? Teaching? A Profession?

PREAMBLE: There are moments in history when time stops, and for a moment, the Earth stands still on its axis. The profession of TEFL and Teaching, worldwide, finds itself in just such a moment. The Earth itself seems to be … Continue reading

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The Wedding Singer: Would You Let This Woman Sing At Your Wedding?

Sweeter than heaven, hotter than hell. Sounds like something I’d say to my wife, Gaby, since both comments describe her perfectly. But come on, as a wedding song? I mean for seduction, anticipation of pending passion, perfect – but as … Continue reading

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