How Businesses Can Embrace the Charter School Movement

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:41am

The rise of charter schools in the last decade has presented the business community with an opportunity to engage in education reform in new and effective ways. At its annual Summit in Philadelphia, PA, 2008, ICW released the publication, Corporations, Chambers, and Charters: How Businesses Can Support High-Quality Public Charter Schools. This call focused on some of the takeaways from the report, while a panel of experts provided examples of how business and chamber leaders can support high-quality charter schools, both in their local communities and on a national scale.

Speakers Included:

  • Nelson Smith, President, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • Sarah Newell Usdin, Founder & President, New Schools for New Orleans
  • Rita Mort, Americas Community Engagement Leader, Ernst & Young

Listen to the January 14, 2009 audio file  

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