Friday, April 7, 2017

Excerpt from the Education Week article by Denise Superville:


The number of school districts and charter schools that are interested in actively working together is on the rise, according to Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, which researches district-charter collaborations and provides technical assistance to districts and charter schools looking to work together.

Doing so makes sense for charters, districts, students, families, and communities because that means better coordination and delivery of services and smarter use of public resources, Lake said this week at a convening of a group of charter and district leaders in Cleveland. 

"If these conversations weren't happening, charters will still be growing in these cities," Lake said. "If you don't have these conversations, then the growth that happens is really disruptive for everybody. It's not good for the charters, it's not good for the districts, and it's certainly not good for the families."


Read the full article.