Charter Leaders Share Highlights & Struggles of Rural Education

Charter operators and advocates gathered en mass in Las Vegas last week to learn from industry experts and share best practices at the National Charter Schools Conference. The three-day event included seminar, panel and intensive sessions covering instruction, operation, governance, & policy topics. This year’s conference also included an increased focus on rural education with a couple more »

ROCI Fellow Terry Ryan to Lead National Panel on Rural Charters

Every year, more and more students and their families in rural America turn to charter schools to meet their academic needs. But in smaller communities, a school can become much more than just an academic outpost. About 800 rural charter schools now in operation comprise 15 percent of all charters nationwide. These schools enroll almost more »

How Lindsay Unified Redesigned Itself From The Ground Up

By Christina Quattrocchi From Ed Surge June 17, 2014 Nestled in the orange groves of California’s Central Valley sits a little district called Lindsay Unified that’s getting a lot of attention. With 4,100 K-12 students, all of whom qualify for free and reduced lunch and 52% English language learners, the demographics is much like that in more »