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National conference on District-Charter Collaborations.

I enjoyed your article, "District-Charter Collaborations on the Rise," (September 2011) and wanted to add that the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools held the first national conference on best cooperative practices (another is scheduled for the fall of 2012) between districts and charters funded by the The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. be conferences have two purposes. First, we hoped that the demand for innovation and reform in American education would transcend "tribal" differences between traditional districts and charter schools. Second, there are great examples of innovation germinating in both sectors of public education, and therefore we need to encourage and reward collaboration and cooperative practices. Collaboration is a powerful multiplier of invention and it can also be an important source of ecumenical satisfaction.

William J. Sims,

President and CEO

Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Sims, Williams J.
Publication:District Administration
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Oct 1, 2011
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