Presented by Darlene Chambers, Ember Reichgott Junge, Wendy Larvick at the 2020 Independent Charter Schools Virtual Conference.
“As the sponsor of the nation’s first charter public school law, I am proud to see the Founders Library gaining momentum. Like chartering, it began with a vision and will grow into a lasting legacy.” EMBER REICHGOTT JUNGE | Author, Advocate and former Minnesota State Senator
Why Charter Schools Responded Faster to COVID-19 Transition
Why Charter Schools Responded Faster to COVID-19 Transition Written by Don Cooper and Ember Reichgott Junge Public education has been forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to rapidly transform. Simply put, formal rules and professional norms around teaching and learning no longer apply. How educators respond to this challenge impacts all of us. Public education is […]
Will presidential candidates learn lessons from New Hampshire on public school choice?
Written by Ember Reichgott Junge All eyes are on New Hampshire for the Democratic presidential race. As the candidates barnstorm the state, I wonder how they would answer this question: Would you agree with New Hampshire Democratic lawmakers who recently voted to reject $46 million in federal funding over five years to the New […]
Now is the time to speak out about the myths of charter schools
Written by Ember Reichgott Junge With critical issues like Iran and the U.S. presidential impeachment flooding the national headlines, it is easy to forget the key bread-and-butter, domestic issues important to most families. When was the last time you heard anything about K-12 education on the presidential campaign trail? Back in 1992 when Governor […]
Because Your Voice Matters!
See Your Gift Doubled on Giving Tuesday! Each state has its own unique story about how chartering came to be. Honor the founding pioneers who made chartering possible and blazed paths for others to follow. By supporting the National Charter Schools Founders Library, you can help us capture and celebrate the history of our movement and share […]
Our Chartering Past Informs — And Shapes — Our Future
Written by Ember Reichgott Junge When my charter school bill finally passed the Minnesota legislature in May 1991, I was devastated. The bill was so compromised I thought a charter school would never happen. The final bill didn’t create alternate sponsors—it required both the local school district and the state board of education to […]
Library taping at the California State Capitol
History matters. Ideas matter. We’re On the Move and Capturing History at the California State Capitol! The National Charter Schools Founders Library team is collaborating with the Charter Schools Development Center in Sacramento to capture the stories from California’s Pioneers through oral histories and original documents. These will be preserved and made digitally available to […]