Jose Martinez, a senior at Senn High School in Chicago, wants to teach someday — maybe English. He’s applied to several top colleges in Illinois, but for now, he’s in limbo, unable to complete the financial aid forms he’ll need to attend.
Wyatt Academy, one of Denver’s oldest charter schools, will likely close at the end of this school year, the latest casualty of declining enrollment and fewer per-pupil dollars. Wyatt has told families to find new schools for their children, but its board hasn’t yet taken a final vote to close.
The opponents of school choice and charter schools sometimes argue that private schools don’t deliver better education. Usually, though, they contend that if parents can send their children to a better school, the children left behind in the inferior school will suffer.
After Teller Elementary School announced plans to set aside half a day every Friday next year for teachers to plan, analyze student performance, and develop, Principal Sabrina Bates received a slew of sharp words from parents.
Debuting just in time for round one of School Choice in Denver Public Schools, the Mile High School Guide aims to help parents and caregivers choose a public school in Denver that best fits the needs of their child.
Parents are increasingly considering new schooling options for their kids, according to a survey released this month. After exploring available choices, a smaller number of families ultimately selected new schools but a majority reported wanting more information about school choice.