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Video: A Tale of Two Charter Schools

Two charter schools, one led by teachers in St. Paul, Minn., and the other part of a large network in Los Angeles, show how much the charter movement has changed in the 25 years since the first law was passed in Minnesota to allow the publicly funded, independent schools to open. At the Avalon School in St. Paul, teachers run all aspects of the school and students learn largely through hands-on projects. In the Alliance for College Ready Schools, the largest charter network in L.A., students take courses meant to prepare them for higher education and, in many cases, to become the first members of their families to make it into college.

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Filmed By: Deanna Del Ciello | Edited By: Deanna Del Ciello and Erin Irwin

Coverage of issues related to creating opportunities for all American students and their families to choose a quality school is supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, at Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

Vol. 35, Issue 34, Pages 14-15

Published in Print: June 9, 2016, as Video: A Tale of Two Charter Schools
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