Alternative Charter Schools serve an important niche

There are many types of charter schools -- serving a variety of students and community needs. In this article, Travis Pillow with RedefinED looks at the important role credit recovery charter schools play in Florida's education system.

Charter schools growing in schools-of-last-resort niche

By TRAVIS PILLOW / RedefinED 11/10/2014

The students at the City of Palms Charter High School in Fort Myers, Fla., had good reason to be excited. In a few hours, buses would take them to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The annual trip rewards students who come to school regularly during the first months of the school year and complete some of their courses.