Sunday, June 26, 2016 to Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Nashville, TN

Robin Lake and Sarah Yatsko are presenting CRPE's recent findings on virtual charter schools and student discipline at the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11 a.m.

Session: Safe Schools, Fair Discipline: Creating a Strong School Culture

CRPE Panelist: Sarah Yatsko

Location: The Music City Center, 104A

Related paper: Grappling with Discipline in Autonomous Schools: New Approaches from D.C. and New Orleans

Description: Experts in discipline policy, federal law, and research discuss the challenges of creating a safe learning environment and maintaining a strong school culture coupled with fair discipline policies. Panelists will share research and data on the problem of disproportionate discipline in public education; an overview of applicable state and federal laws, principles to consider when developing discipline codes and policies; and the opportunities that the charter sector has to develop and scale best practices.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Session: What's Next for Virtual Charter Schools?

CRPE Panelist: Robin Lake

Location: The Music City Center, Davidson C1&2

Related paper: The Policy Framework for Online Charter Schools

Description: Data indicates that virtual charter schools are not effective for all students, but their focus on competency-based, innovative, internet-infused education is compelling. This session will explore on the future of virtual education in charter schools. It will focus on the next generation of virtual schools in areas such as teacher preparation, transparency, student interventions and instructional methods. It will also consider how state policy should address virtual schools and foster models that work.

For more information, visit the National Charter Schools Conference website.