Lindalyn’s message about charter school leadership during COVID is featured on EdNC today.
Charter schools have responded to the pandemic in innovative and agile ways. Families continue to seek out charter options. As Lindalyn writes:
Families clearly like what they see. Even prior to the pandemic, families were flocking to charter schools. With their myriad missions and offerings — language immersion, character education, performing arts curricula, service learning, STEM/STEAM programs, Montessori focus, and more — charter schools hold growing appeal. The state’s 200 public charter schools now serve more than 126,000 students, an increase from 117,000 students in 2019-20. Seventy-eight percent of charter schools report waitlists, totaling 76,000 students.
Read Lindalyn’s EdNC piece here.