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Newswire: August 9, 2016 — As kids head back to school, highlights from innovative learning opportunities, and how we can get more of them

BACK TO SCHOOL. This back-to-school season, we’re highlighting great accomplishments of innovative opportunities in education over the next few weeks. Have great news? Submit it to michelle@edreform.com.

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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST.  3 high schools. 212 seniors. 935 college acceptances. “A lot of people call it Senior Signing Day, but I call it a Dream Come True Day,” says Richard, a senior at Achievement First Hartford High School in Connecticut. The inspiring video here.

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SABIS. SABIS International Charter School (SICS) in Springfield, MA is a shining example of why the Bay State must allow for more and greater parent power. The K-12 school, comprised of 71 percent minority students and 54 percent economically disadvantaged students, has a 98 percent proficiency rate in English and 92 percent in math. But don’t rely on the data alone — take it from this SICS parent who says she knows her son has the opportunity to experience a different way of learning and is being challenged daily.

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OPENING GREAT NEW SCHOOLS. 10,000 new schools have opened in the last twenty years, helping boost outcomes for kids, notes Getting Smart in their new toolkit. With an urgent need for more and better innovative education opportunities for our kids, 100 Tips & Insights for Opening Great New Schools – with advice from more than two dozen experts, including CER Chairman Jon Hage – could not come at a better time. (P.S. If you’re interested in starting a charter school, read this in conjunction with our evergreen “How To Start A Charter School” toolkit.)

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TAKE ACTION. It’s time to bring greater innovative education opportunities to parents and families in the Bay State. Help our friends in Massachusetts #LiftTheCap.

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