Charter-District Collaboration: Necessity, Not a Nicety

Charter-District Collaboration: Necessity, Not a Nicety

Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Excerpt from the Education Post piece by Peter Cunningham:

In an excellent turn of phrase, the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), released a report on collaboration between public charter schools and traditional school districts, making the point that the charter-district wars need to stop and saluting the places where they have.

“The continued growth of charter schools and the ability of school districts to innovate and adapt will depend on moving beyond siloed thinking and outdated notions of competition and sector turf battles,” says CRPE Director Robin Lake. The CRPE report shows this is far more than wishful thinking.

Denver, New Orleans, and Camden, New Jersey have implemented common enrollment systems for district and charter schools. Chicago is looking at doing the same. New Orleans and Washington, D.C., have reduced inequities in discipline practices by collaborating and developing consistent policies.

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