In a New Orleans charter high’s first year, students beat the state school performance average, writes Matt Candler, a board member, on Forbes. Eighty-four percent of students earned technical certificates that lead to $20 a hour jobs. How did Rooted‘s founders do it? Slowly. Education reformers tend to be impatient, writes Candler. Rooted’s founder, Jonathan Johnson, spent nearly three years planning the new school, which focuses on preparing students for tech careers. Johns
“Hazim Hardeman’s mother wanted a better school than the family’s North Philadelphia neighborhood could offer her son,” writes Susan Snyder on Philly.com. “So she falsified the family’s address and sent him to Shawmont in Roxborough.” Hazim Hardeman is Temple’s first Rhodes Scholar. Photo: Tom Gralish/Philly.com Hardeman, 23, a 2017 magna cum laude graduate of Temple University, has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University in England. Hardeman “got off
Boys Latin Of Philadelphia Charter School will be featured on NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. The motto of the school, which primarily enrolls boys from low-income black families, is Faber est quisque fortunae suae, or “Every man is the architect of his own future.” Washington D.C. has opened an all-boys’ high school as part of the district’s “Empowering Males of Color” initiative. #blackboys #BoysLatin #manhood #Philadelphia #charter #WashingtonDC
New Orleans may become an all-charter city, reports the Times-Picayune. Principals of the last five schools run by the Orleans Parish school board want to become charters, said Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. The principals plan to form a new nonprofit charter group called ExCEED. The city’s other 80 public schools are already charters – publicly funded but run by independent nonprofits, with the requirement to meet the district’s academic standards.
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