Progressive Policy Institute and The 74 talk charters, charter history

By June 10, 2021 News

Want to learn more about the charter movement’s history in the U.S. and how it could help shape the future in education?

The Reinventing America’s Schools Project (of the Progressive Policy Institute), in conjunction with The 74, is hosting a webinar and panel discussion about charter schools–past, present, and future. The panel discussion, “Charter Schools at 30: Reinventing Public Education” will take place next Wednesday, June 16, at 1:00 pm.

Former President Bill Clinton, who authorized the federal Charter Schools Program, will speak and introduce the event. The event will feature the following panelists, according to PPI’s event page:

  • Myrna Castrejon, president, California Charter Schools Association
  • Karega Rausch, president and CEO, National Association of Charter School Authorizers
  • Ember Reichgott Junge, former MN state senator & sponsor of the first charter school bill in the U.S. 30 years ago
  • Paul G. Vallas, founder, Vallas Group

To learn more about the event, click here. To register, click here.

Kristen Blair

Author Kristen Blair

Kristen Blair is the communications director for the North Carolina Coalition for Charter Schools.

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