Thank to the National Charter Schools Institute for conducting this summer, 2019 interview with Joe Nathan. In it, Dr. Darlene Chambers interviews Nathan about his work from the 1960’s through 2019. The National Charter Schools Institute is creating a video archive featuring interviews with people who helped create the chartered public schools movement. This is […]
St Paul Open School
The St. Paul Open School was founded in fall, 1971, as a K-12 district option in the St. Paul, Minnesota Public Schools. The school has evolved in many ways but remains, as of 2018-19 school year, a public school option for families and students, grades 6-12. Essays in this category were written by the founding principal, Wayne Jennings, students who attended the school, and others associated with the school. We hope that these essays inform, encourage and inspire any and all committed to a education that is personalized and designed to prepare young people to be active, constructive, positive citizens of the state, country and world.