National Charter School Conference
Omni Shoreham, Washington D.C.
December 7-9, 2000
Hawai'i was well represented at the
2000 National Charter School Conference held in
Washington D.C. December 7-9, 2000. Over 26 Charter School
and Department of Education teachers, administrators and
coordinators attended the conference to participate in a
wide-range of sessions covering charter school planning,
program design, program implementation, accountability, and
dissemination of successful practices.
- For summaries of some of the breakout sessions
attended, visit the Kihei
New Century Charter High School conference report
page. It contains detailed summaries of a set of the
workshops given and links to related information. Topics
include nationwide trends and charter school legislation,
arts integration, university partnerships, project-based
learning, financial resource development, charter school
research, and more.
Enjoy this photo tour featuring the Hawai'i conference
Over 2000 people from across the
U.S. attended the conference to hear such notable speakers
as Secretary of Education Riley and charter author Joe
Secretary Riley received a standing ovation following his
inspiring speech which applauded charter school
contributions to educational reform.
Nathan, author of Charter Schools: Creating Hope and
Opportunity for American Education fielded questions at
a panel discussion on Assessment and Accountability.
Catterall (left) from UCLA joined the panel discussion
and shared evaluation tools and assessment strategies.
Between sessions, the Omni Shoreham lobby filled up
with enthusiastic participants eager to network and share
ideas. Below are Hawai'i's John Thatcher and Alex Cyran
engaged in conversation.
Site last updated February 24, 2001