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National Charter School Conference 2009

On June 21, 2009 charter school administrators, teachers and education entrepreneurs from around the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 9th annual National Charter Schools Conference.

For four days conference attendees listened to speeches from prominent figures in the charter school movement, including U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Gates Foundation U.S. Programs President Allan Golston, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and New York Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. They also participated in sessions designed to help them promote, strengthen, and better manage charter schools in their local communities.

I was a part of a three person team that reported and blogged about the conference for News21.

Below are my dispatches from the conference:

Live Blog: Replay of Joel Klein’s Keynote Address
Live Blog: Replay of Arne Duncan, Allan Golston and Michelle Rhee’s remarks to conference attendees
Democracy Prep wants to be in Rhode Island: Seth Andrew, founder of Democracy Prep, in Harlem announces his plan to expand his school’s presence. w/vVdeo
A How-To on Managing the Message: Observations from a session on charter school administrators learning how to protect to their schools’ images. w/Video

Click below to see all of News21’s coverage of the National Charter School Conference.

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