CSDC Board Vice Chair Ember Reichgott Junge Guest Blogs for Clinton Foundation
(Hanover, MD, September 7, 2012) CSDC Board Vice-Chair Ember Reichgott Junge celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of the very first chartered school in the nation in a special blog that appeared today for the Clinton Foundation.
From Idea to National Movement: Celebrating Twenty Years of Chartered Schools
Twenty years ago today, on September 7, 1992, the first chartered school – City Academy – opened its doors in St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, no fewer than two million students attend over 5,600 chartered schools in 41 states and the District of Columbia. It is one of the great success stories of innovation in public policy. And President Bill Clinton, who was a powerful advocate for the chartering movement from its beginning, played a crucial role in helping the movement revolutionize K-12 education throughout the country.