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Charter school zoning in Arizona: A tool for economic development

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Not all states are as friendly to charter schools as Arizona. But as charter schools continue to set up shop in Arizona, they get to avoid challenges related to zoning, an ability that can be quite useful in infill locations. The symbiotic interplay of rooftops and charter schools — aided by charter schools’ zoning treatment… Read More →

Great Hearts launches professional development program

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Great Hearts Academies launched Headmaster College, a new professional development residency program designed to train and inspire its next generation of academy leaders. The collaborative, year-long program will help the organization identify headmaster candidates and position them for success in this pivotal role. Participants will engage in integrative projects, executive coaching and relevant fieldwork while learning… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies hosts community gala

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Great Hearts Academies, a network of non-profit public charter schools, announced plans for an inaugural gala event on Oct. 1 to support its esteemed body of teachers. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix and is being co-chaired by Great Hearts parents and community leaders Bonnie and Jon… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies earns No. 1 ranking

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Chandler Preparatory Academy, a public school within the Great Hearts network, was recognized as the top performing school district in Arizona by Niche, a national database offering insights into more than 120,000 K-12 schools. In total, four prep schools within the Great Hearts network achieved top spots in the ranking of Arizona charter high schools: Chandler… Read More →

Arizona charter schools turn 20 boasting success

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Education

Nestled between a taco shop, a gas station and a church lies the Gilbert campus of Leading Edge Academy. A former Albertsons grocery store on the strip mall is what the small public school calls home. Leading Edge is one of more than 600 charter schools in Arizona, which has been fostering the often-misunderstood educational… Read More →

Charter School Founder Awarded Global Business Award

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Arizona Charter Schools announced that its founder, Raena Janes, was honored with the bronze Stevie Award for Women in Business, for female Entrepreneur of the Year in consumer services for businesses with up to 2,500 employees. The award was announced Nov. 8 in New York City. Established in 2002, the Stevie Awards mark achievement throughout… Read More →