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2005 Wisconsin Charter Schools Conference in Madison on April 10
3/14/2005 - Dan Costello, Cottage Grove Economic Development Corporation
Friday's "Capital Times" featured a column about an educator's vision of "The New School" -- a small, break-the-mold secondary school. Did you read the story at: http://www.madison.com/tct/opinion/column/zaleski/index.php?ntid=31760&ntpid=2 ?

Are you interested in creating a small public high school in Cottage Grove? Charter high schools, similar to "The New School," are now operating in Wisconsin, Minnesota and other states including:

  • Valley New School in Appleton, WI -- http://www.aasd.k12.wi.us/ValleyNS
  • Avalon Charter School in St. Paul, MN -- http://avalonschool.org
  • High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul, MN -- http://www.hsra.org
  • High Point Charter School in Sparta, WI -- http://internal.spartan.org/highpoint/index.html
  • River Bend Academy in Mankato, MN -- http://www.riverbendacademy.com
Also, see these sites:
  • Student Learning in Small Schools --- http://www.whatkidscando.org/portfoliosmallschools/portfoliohome.html
  • EdVisions Cooperative & New Book re Small Learning Communities -- http://www.edvisions.coop
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ---- http://www.gatesfoundation.org
  • Education / Evolving --- http://www.educationevolving.org
  • Wisconsin Charter Schools Association --- http://www.wicharterschools.org
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction ---http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dfm/sms/csindex.html
You are invited to the 2005 Wisconsin Charter Schools Conference in Madison on April 10 - 12.

DPI is the conference co-sponsor -- http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dfm/sms/csindex.html.

See Sneak Preview at: http://www.wicharterschools.org/conf.2005.speakers.cfm .

Conference Overview -- http://www.wicharterschools.org/conf.2005.main.cfm

Session topics of interest to educators, parents, university people, school officials and policymakers ...

  • Performance of Wisconsin Charter Schools -- http://www.lafollette.wisc.edu/wcss
  • Project Lead the Way -- http://www.pltw.org/aindex.htm
  • Technological Innovations, E-Learning & Future-Schools -- http://www.academiccolab.org/newsletter/current.html
  • Growing GREEN Charter Schools --- http://www.wicharterschools.org/news.main.cfm?id=55
  • Education / Evolving -- http://www.educationevolving.org
  • School Board Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing -- http://charterauthorizers.org
  • Core Knowledge Programs --- http://www.coreknowledge.org
  • Rethinking High School -- http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM: http://www.wicharterschools.org/conf.2005.register.cfm

See good reasons to join WCSA and membership form at: http://www.wicharterschools.org/about.memb.cfm.

The pre-conference on Sunday afternoon, April 10, is FREE.

QUESTIONS? Contact the WCSA, sponsor of the 5th Wisconsin Charter Schools Conference.

SENN BROWN, Secretary Wisconsin Charter Schools Association
P.O. Box 628243
Middleton, WI 53562
Tel: 608-238-7491
Fax: 608-663-5262
Email: sennb@charter.net
Web: http://www.wicharterschools.org

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