March Update

Just one month ago another tragedy rocked out nation. On February 14th, a gunman murdered 17 students and staff at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in one of the deadliest school shootings. From that tragedy has emerged a student-driven call for change, inspiring action across the country including today’s student walkouts. We want [...]

February Update

On January 18th and 19th, nearly 80 representatives from current member schools, potential member schools, as well as partner organizations joined us at our 4th Annual Convening in Denver, Colorado. Together, we engaged in conversations exploring Diversity and Cultural Competence: Fostering a More Equitable and Inclusive School Community.

January Update

The DCSC team is on its way to the 4th Annual DCSC Convening in Denver, CO. The Convening will be the most attended yet with over 45 organizations/schools coming together for our two-day event. Couldn't make it this year? Be on the lookout for highlights in our next newsletter and a "save the date." Safe travels to all attending this year!

Whether Families Choose Diversity or Cultural Affirmation, Charters Meet Their Needs

This post originally appeared in Education Post  For many years, education policy has focused on closing educational access and achievement gaps that exist between low-income, predominantly communities of color, and more affluent communities. This is critical work that needs to continue. But there is another gap in urgent need of attention. [...]

December Update

Excel in Ed Conference & School Visits (Nashville, TN) Sonia and Elsa attended the Excel In Ed conference, a convening of school reform leaders from across the nation and around the world to share strategies to improve the quality of education. Highlights include a keynote address by Governor Jeb Bush and Q&A with Walton Family Foundation [...]

A Bigger Tent

  Events over the last year have us at the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition feeling a bit like the Roy Scheider character in Jaws, only instead of needing a bigger boat we need a bigger tent. Raising that bigger tent begins with public education. We believe that our public school system is itself a big […]

Why Diverse Charter Schools Matter

For the past decade, education policy has focused on closing educational access and achievement gaps that exist between low-income, predominantly minority communities, and more affluent communities. This is critical work that needs to continue. But there is another gap in urgent need of attention (one need only look at the news for proof, such [...]

November Update

Updates from the Coalition: Where Have We Been?  Over the past few weeks, we've been actively representing the Coalition by attending and participating in conferences, symposiums, and convenings, including:  Inaugural Coalition of Community Charter Schools Symposium

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