In celebrating Black History month, we’ve also been thinking about the future of education for Black students in California.
In too many parts of this state, Black families still do not have access to a quality public education. In some cities, the track record of traditional public schools has even resulted in calls for a state of emergency. Yet in charter public schools, thousands of Black families have found an educational home that is meeting their needs in an exceptional way.
Turn Up The Volume is an opportunity to spread the news that sheds a positive light on the impact charter public schools have on their community to drown out all the anti-charter rhetoric.
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The research is clear: Charter public schools in L.A are helping Black and Latino students gain WEEKS and MONTHS of additional learning! #DiscoverCharterSchools #KidsNotPolitics
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More Charter News Worth Spreading:
- What It’s Like To Be A Black Woman Running A Charter School That’s Closing The Achievement Gap (Education Post): Wilder’s Prep Ramona Wilder is the leader of a high performing charter public school that’s closing the achievement gap. Check out her inspiring advice for other charter leaders.
- His Mom Lied About Their Address So He Could Go to a Good School. Now He’s a Rhodes Scholar (Education Post): Instead of accepting where her zip code dictated where she sent her son, she made a choice to find a better option within the district. This mom took a great risk to ensure her son got a better education