• 2020 Independent Charter School Virtual Conference

    • Keynote: tbd
    • Date: November 16-20, 2020
    • During the recent pandemic, we’ve witnessed our member schools take on new and innovative roles. From implementing mission-driven distance learning to helping our families with basic necessities, we know that independent charter schools are showing up for their communities with compassion. Our organization has covered the resilience and dedication found in our school leaders, teachers, staff, students and families through our national virtual meetings. Now, more than ever, we need our independent charter school community – we need each other! We are redirecting and reimagining our in-person 2020 Independent Charter School Symposium and bringing you an exciting one-of-a-kind virtual event. Join us as we celebrate independent charter schools and explore the future of public education.
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  • 2019 Independent Charter School Symposium

    • Keynote: Dr. Sian Proctor, Greg Richmond, Amy Junge, Pedro Noguera, Deborah Meier
    • Date: November 17-20, 2019
    • As our nation struggles through the most disconcerting times many of us have ever experienced, and as the debate around charter schools has become more polarized and subject to disinformation NOW is the time for leaders of our country’s independent, community-based, teacher-empowered charter schools to stand and make their voices heard.
    • Recording: Click Here
    • Supplemental Documents: Click Here
  • 2018 Independent Charter School Virtual Conference

    • Led by: John Merrow & Christopher Norwood
    • Recording Date: September 20, 2018
    • This is the first virtual gathering of the Coalition of Public Independent Charter Schools with special appearances by Deborah Meier and Verone Kennedy.
    • Recording: Click Here
    • Supplemental Documents: Program Guide
  • 2017 Independent Charter School Symposium

    • Keynote: Deborah Meier
    • Recording Date: October 11-13, 2017
    • Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the charter school movement, to reaffirm its democratic ideals and to recapture the narrative around chartering so that it is truly reflective of the work we do.
    • Recording: Click Here
    • Supplemental Documents: Program Guide