Defining Our Schools 

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There are more than 100,000 public and private schools across the United States, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. But would you know the difference between a charter, magnet, private or your regular public school?

“Defining Our Schools” takes a look into what are the differences between these schools, what defines them and what should parents and the community consider and know about each of them.

Click on each respective icon below to learn more about that school type. 


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