TeamCFA Will Not Partner with Gateway Academy

Jill Burleson, Director of Advancement

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Jill Burleson

TeamCFA Will Not Partner with Gateway Academy

South Bend, IN (February 8, 2017) –TeamCFA will not move forward in partnering with Gateway Academy, a proposed charter school beginning with kindergartner through second-grade.  TeamCFA’s board representative, Drew Bloch, will resign from the Gateway board effective immediately.

TeamCFA continues to support school choice in South Bend and has encouraged the board of directors to move forward with submitting a charter application.

TeamCFA hopes the board of directors can successfully open Gateway Academy ensuring an academically rigorous and financially sustainable school.  Offering school choice in a community creates healthy competition among schools, and gives parents greater control of their child’s education

TeamCFA is a non-profit foundation that provides support, funding, and training for school leaders, teachers, and board members.  TeamCFA is committed to each of the communities its schools serve and works to provide a collaborative approach to education by involving staff, parents, and the community.

About TeamCFA:

TeamCFA is a national network of tuition free, public charter schools, built on the values of hard work, good citizenship, and teamwork.

Our ultimate goal is to graduate thoughtful, articulate youth who are prepared to become productive, accountable, engaged citizens. We do so by ensuring that the Core Knowledge Sequence—a research-based, coherent, cumulative, content-specific K–8 curricular sequence in the language arts, history and geography, mathematics, science, art, and music—is implemented with fidelity. In TeamCFA schools, Core Knowledge content is infused into the teaching of skills such as reading and writing.

Schools in the TeamCFA network gain access to startup funding, grants, training, services, the Core Knowledge curriculum, and—in some cases—the necessary facilities. Within 5–7 years, schools become self-sustaining, and contribute to the thriving, collaborative network.

Posted: February 13, 2017

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