IPI, the producer of the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Programme enters into strategic partnership with Argyll & Buchanan

Inflection Point Intelligence (IPI), the financial services education specialist, has entered into a strategic partnership with Argyll & Buchanan

UNITED KINGDOM , February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Inflection Point Intelligence (IPI), the financial services education specialist, has entered into a strategic partnership with Argyll & Buchanan, a provider of brokerage and other solutions to emerging hedge fund managers, to provide clients with a unique, practical education in hedge fund management.

IPI produces the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Programme, in collaboration with Henley Business School. The programme was designed to educate start-up and emerging hedge fund managers in the spectrum of functions required to successfully establish and run a hedge fund. The program is taught predominantly online, at the participant’s own pace, and the lecturers are exclusively experienced industry practitioners.

IPI Founding Partner Anna Stephenson said: “We are excited to partner with A&B to provide the knowledge that their emerging clients need. This programme was designed specifically to help new managers understand their responsibilities and avoid making costly mistakes at a time when they can least afford it. Our alumni understand that, even if they outsource technical knowledge to world-class service providers, they are still ultimately responsible to their investors for the whole business. Just like all entrepreneurs, they must be able to manage all aspects of business operations, from asset management to HR management, technology to accounting, capital raising to tax reporting. Getting the right practical education ensures a robust, well-managed infrastructure and also generates investor trust, the two bedrocks of business growth."

Argyll & Buchanan, is an owner-managed, facilitator of Prime Brokerage solutions curated specifically for start-up and emerging fund managers. The company offers hedge funds access to bulge-bracket execution, custody, financing and technology, without the minimum revenue thresholds or minimum asset levels that are commonplace in the industry. In addition to these services, A&B offers a number of ancillary services to assist fund managers with fund incorporation, capital raising and launching.

“The Henley Executive Hedge Fund Programme is the perfect course for our start-up and emerging hedge fund clients. I like that this course reminds start-up and emerging mangers that they must think like entrepreneurs; they are business managers as well as portfolio managers. The questions I hear most are answered and the mistakes I see most often, could have been prevented". said Mel Sutton, Managing Director of Argyll & Buchanan.

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Best Things to Do in London According to Bennett Gramm Velasquez

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COLUMBIA, SC, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — London is one of the most visited cities in the world. Each year, about 20 million visitors travel to London, England, to take in its history, architecture, and unique allure. London is one of Bennett Gramm Velasquez’s favorite cities in the world. Whether they want to see how the royals live, walk Abbey Road, or catch a show in West End, there’s something for everyone in London. Check out Bennett Velasquez's ultimate London list.

The Westminster Area
The Westminster area in London is known as the political center, as mentioned by Bennett Velasquez. Visitors to Westminster will have the opportunity to check out the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey.

Hyde Park
According to Bennett Gramm Velasquez, no visit to London would be complete without a visit to Hyde Park, the most famous park in London without a doubt. Those who want to explore Hyde Park will be pleasantly surprised by the large bodies of water, monuments, and the swans, of course.

Travelers who want to get a break from high tea and a royal atmosphere should make a trip to the Camden neighborhood. Located in North London, Camden in a cultural epicenter for punks, Goths, and visitors. According to Bennett Velasquez, visitors must stop by Camden Market, where they will find a variety of street foods, artwork, and unique shops.

London Eye
Bennett Velasquez mentions first-time visitors looking for a great view of the city should go on the London Eye. This giant Ferris wheel has some of the best views of the city, including an up-close view of Big Ben.

Thames River Cruise
After seeing London from up high, there’s no better way to see it from a different angle than to take a cruise down the Thames River. According to Bennett Gramm Velasquez, a cruise down the Thames River, it’s an excellent chance for visitors to learn more about England’s longest river. During the cruise, the tour guide will talk about significant buildings and monuments so visitors can become more familiar with the history.

While there are many shopping areas in London, visitors must stop by Harrods for the ultimate luxury shopping (or window shopping experience), according to Bennett Velasquez. Harrods is a luxury department store that has been operating since 1824.

Platform 9 ¾
According to Bennett Velasquez, diehard Harry Potter fans must make the pilgrimage to platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross station.

Bennett Gramm Velasquez is a young traveler who has visited England, Italy, Spain, Monaco, Colorado, France, Hawaii, and many other places. Bennett Velasquez hopes to inspire others to travel the world.

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Spencer Shaver Denver’s New Documentary Spotlights Temple Mount Sifting Project

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DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Middle East is steeped in ancient history and religious significance for Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peoples. While these religious groups have their differences, they also share many elements in common, including the reverence of certain holy sites like Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Composer and documentary filmmaker Spencer Shaver Denver says Temple Mount is one of the most hotly contested religious sites in the world. Spencer Shaver of Denver’s film, Lost Temple, explores the history and significance of this 3,000-year-old religious structure and present-day efforts to uncover the truth about the temple. The documentary features artifacts recovered in the ongoing Temple Mount Sifting Project as well as interviews with its director.

Temple Mount is the elevated plaza in Jerusalem above the Western Wall. It is the site of Judaism’s two ancient temples of King Solomon and King Herod, both of which were destroyed. It is prophesied to become the site of the Third Temple. It is also the third-most holy site in Islam after Mecca and Medina, the site of Muhammad’s ascent to heaven, explains Spencer Shaver Denver.

While archaeological digs are said to be a national pass time in Israel, the Temple Mount Sifting Project is unique in part because Temple Mount has not been investigated by archaeologists until recently, says Spencer Shaver Denver. The sifting, per the project website, took place under the auspice of Bar-Ilan University funded by private donors through the Israel Archaeology Foundation. Archaeologists sifted from 2005 to 2017 at the Emek Tzurim National Park and, as of 2019, moved to the Masu’ot Lookout.

Many significant artifacts have been uncovered in the sifting project, which, like Lost Temple, aims to verify the site as the location of Judaism’s two ancient temples and validate the scripture.

Spencer Shaver Denver, executive producer, and composer of Lost Temple is an avid supporter of the Temple Mount Sifting Project. As a documentary filmmaker and founder and executive producer at Skyward Artists Group, Spencer Shaver Denver promotes Christian education and engagement through research and artistry. As is evidenced in Lost Temple, he is apt at presenting educational materials in an entertaining and accessible way.

“We all have the power to make a positive impact on our environment,” Spencer Shaver Denver said. “And we all have an obligation to make a powerful difference.”

To learn more about Spencer Shaver Denver and his work visit his website: https://spencershaverdenver.co/ Or, learn more about Skyward Artists Group via the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/skywardartists/

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Kale Abrahamson of Nine University Discusses the Importance of a Positive Mindset on the New Entrepreneur

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PITTSBURG, PA, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nearly everyone wants a side income these days, and many have started their own online business from home. Unfortunately, up to half of these businesses will fail within the first 12 months. Kale Abrahamson of Nine University is passionate about the entrepreneurial mindset and its relation to the success of a home-based business. Here, he discusses how a new business owner’s mindset can directly affect the success of his business.

Nine University’s Kale Abrahamson says that mindset is the first thing his courses teach in his online training at Nine University. “Having the right mindset can make or break you,” he says. As proof, Kale says there is one book that really stands out above the rest – that of Japanese researcher, Masaru Emoto – in the New York Times Bestseller The Hidden Messages in Water*. “Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks this way,” he says. Published in 2005, Hidden Messages in Water explains in detail how thoughts can change matter and was so popular it was published in 24 languages around the world.

“Some might think it’s woo-woo,” he explains quickly. “But it’s all just about the laws of nature with some quantum physics thrown in,” he says. “When you stop and think about it, it makes sense,” he continues. “Positive thinking brings more energy into your area, and this really does affect matter in a way we’re just beginning to understand.”

In his research, Dr. Emoto captured the visual changes in water and water crystals at the moment of freezing. Through the use of special micro-photography, his studies showed the direct consequences of destructive thoughts and the beauty-enhancing benefits of constructive, or positive thoughts, on the water. “It’s quite fascinating to think that inanimate objects like this can respond to your thoughts,” he says, but study after study showed the same results.

In one study that stands out, Nine University’s Kale Abrahamson says that Dr. Emoto looked at water samples that were exposed to different circumstances and conditions. He exposed the samples to various types of music and positive and negative words, both spoken and written, then photographed them upon freezing. The water crystals exposed to beautiful music, imagery, and words formed as gorgeous, uniform crystal structures full of light, while the water that had been exposed to negative experiences formed dark misshapen and disfigured crystals. Most importantly, he says, water that was ignored and not shown either positive or negative attention was the most malformed. “And with water being all around us and even our bodies being up to 70% water, it just makes sense that thoughts can affect how we feel.”

“We have borrowed some of these mindset principles for our classes,” Kale Abrahamson says. “At Nine University, our mission is to create as many successful entrepreneurs as possible, and an important part of having a successful business is having the right mindset,” Kale says that Emoto’s studies show the right kind of positive and constructive thoughts can determine whether a business fails or succeeds. “Not only that,” he says, “if we learned the practice of thinking only positive and constructive thoughts,” he concludes, “we could actually begin the change the world.”

To find out more about Kale Abrahamson and Nine University’s free Amazon training, visit https://www.nineuniversity.com.

The Hidden Messages in Water* – https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Messages-Water-Masaru-Emoto/dp/0743289803

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The (FFRP) Program to celebrate 1st Graduation Ceremony takes place Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST

The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) celebrates the newest graduating class of Wildland Hazard Mitigation Specialists and Wildland Firefighters.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) celebrates the newest graduating class of
Wildland Hazard Mitigation Specialists and Wildland Firefighters.

Our 1st Graduation Ceremony takes place Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST
Los Angeles – The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) is proud to announce the graduation of
ten newly trained wildland hazard mitigation specialists and wildland firefighters. The ceremony, which takes
place Saturday, March 7th, celebrates the hard work and perseverance of FFRP participants as they
embark on their journey in the professional workforce to promote positive change across California.
FFRP has created a 5 month professional development program dedicated to providing education and skills
training to former fire campers. Over the course of the training program, participants learn wildland
firefighting skills while gaining experience in fuels reduction and fire prevention strategies.The graduation
ceremony reflects FFRP’s mission of responding directly to the growing need of wildfire related personnel.
“I am so excited and proud of our graduates” said Brandon Smith, the cofounder and director for FFRP.
“They have worked extremely hard to learn the skills needed to enter the wildland sector. They will be great
assets to the cause”.

FFRP’s graduates represent the first cohort of former fire campers receiving specialized training, job
coaching, and wrap around support to ensure long-term success in the workforce. As wildfires across
California grow in numbers and intensity, FFRP has developed a solution to combat the increasing threat of
wildfires and support the transition of individuals exiting the criminal justice system into professional fire and
fuels reduction employment.

FFRP’s event partners include the Bell Canyon Homeowners Association, Champions in Service, Integrity
Commitment Consulting Solutions, and the Los Angeles Workforce Development Aging and Community
Services (WDACS) Agency. Local policymakers and community leaders will also be in attendance.
“My experience in the program was awesome! I am thankful for FFRP’s staff. They taught us the skills to be
a wildland firefighter after camp, because it's a lot different doing the job on your own compared to when
CDCR was telling me every step to take. I am excited to continue training and get to work this season” said
Miguel Ortiz, who is an upcoming FFRP graduate.

FFRP will kick off the afternoon of celebrations at The Farnsworth Park Auditorium (568 Mount Curve Ave.
East, Altadena, CA) at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 7. The full event schedule and link to register are
available here: FFRP Cohort Graduation Ceremony

February 14, 2020

Media Contact: Brandon Smith, Executive Director – brandon@forestryfirerp.org – 626-820-8479

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Serena Hemmer of Heart and Soul Counseling to be Featured on Close Up Radio

SAINT PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As human beings living busy, diverse lives, there can be times in each of our lives when we may benefit from the support of a licensed counselor or credentialed holistic healing arts practitioner.

Children sometimes have troubles and worries that are bigger than they know how to express or manage. Teens often find the journey of self-discovery and navigating relationships challenging. Adults may struggle with relationships, life transitions, career challenges, depression, anxiety, or chronic pain. Couples seek to reconnect and renew intimacy. Families strive to improve communication. Through counseling people of all ages discover solutions.

Serena has more than 15 years of experience providing clinically sound, creative, holistic counseling for children ages 3 and up, adults, couples and families. Prior to her clinical work, she spent 10 years at the county and state departments of mental health and substance abuse.

She graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University, and Summa cum Laude from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Initially, Serena worked in urban and inner-city communities where she provided clinical counseling for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

As a child, Serena began ballet, tap, and Jazz dancing. She creatively managed to gather the neighborhood kids on the block to put on variety shows and plays! In her undergraduate studies she fell in love with the art and clay studios and classes on art therapy.

Knowing children and adults express themselves through art, and play, Serena weaves Expressive Arts, Play and Sand Tray modalities into sessions with children and their families. She was provided an opportunity to establish an Expressive Arts Clinical Program while employed at a behavioral health residential center for youth in Worthington, Ohio.

Serena provides psychotherapy for children and adults in her private practice, Heart and Soul Counseling, in the Saint Petersburg/Tampa Bay area of Florida. She originally founded her private practice in 2006 in Westerville, Ohio. Because Serena incorporates her background and experience in dance, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, drama, visual arts and pottery, she has been sought after to provide therapy for children as well as adults and couples.

“The arts are unequivocally the language of the heart,” says, Rev. Serena. “Because our mind, body, and spirit are intertwined as one, approaching positive change and healing through the arts and holistic or energetic methods is the key,” says Serena. “We can only draw one line, dance one step, sing one note at a time, so when we are engaged in something creative, we are in the precious present moment. Spiritually, in the present moment, all is well.”

Certified in Rational Hypnotherapy, Serena guides clients to relief from anxiety, phobias, chronic pain and addictions. Having studied a variety of world religions and life philosophies, her approach is always from a holistic perspective that honors the mind, body and spirit. As an Ordained Metaphysical, New Thought minister, Serena supports clients, who are seeking, to explore and expand their values, spirituality and faith.

Rev. Serena is an intuitive, and a conscious voice channel. She also speaks, writes and draws symbols in Light Language, a multidimensional language that is understood by anyone who experiences it through the heart, on a soul level, not by the mind.

Along with her formal education and experience, Serena is certified in many holistic approaches. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, an Advanced Theta Healing practitioner, an Access Bars Practitioner and she taught Qi Gong and Tai Chi for the State of Ohio Employees.

Serena has two publications on www.selfgrowth.com and is in the process of creating a resource and support website and mobile app for psychotherapists, homeschool teachers and parents. During her career she has developed and presented a variety of workshops for families and providers.

Serena’s intention as a psychotherapist and holistic healing arts practitioner is to assist clients to explore and discover their answers from within, and to remember, recover and honor their true, authentic self so they can live life with greater ease and joy.

“Healing starts within each one of us,” says Serena. “I’m here to be love in action in the world. Recognize your own magnificence! Each one of us is a manifestation of love! As we remember that, we can love ourselves and be loving towards others! That is the greatest gift we can ever give.”

Close Up Radio will feature Serena Hemmer in an interview with Jim Masters on Tuesday February 25th at 2 p.m. EST

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have any questions for our guest please call (347) 996-3389

For more information on our guest please visit www.revserena.com or www.heart-soul-counseling.com

Written By: Beatrice Maria Centeno

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Attention Code Officials and Trade Contractors Needing Continuing Education CEUs

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ICC Approved Courses now on-line and on-demand to be completed on your schedule. EnergySmart Institute announces self-paced courses on energy codes and more.

Quality courses designed for the best online on-demand experience for new and experienced professionals alike.”

— Sharla Riead, EnergySmart Institute Instructor

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — ICC Approved CEU Courses are available on-line, on-demand, and can be completed 100% on your own schedule. The EnergySmart Institute announces the availability of eight fully self-paced courses ranging from 0.4 to 0.9 CEUs that explore topics ranging from construction basics to the latest energy code requirements.

This training from EnergySmartInstitute.com is engaging and holds your interest. Best of all it is immediately available to the student on registration and remains in the student’s account for later review as desired. Once the course is complete, an ICC Approved Certificate is immediately provided to the student for use to renew professional certifications as required.

The EnergySmart Institute provides training and certification opportunities to a wide range of professionals. Trade Contractors can become certified as EnergySmart Contractors and work on teams with Home Energy Raters to provide energy efficiency upgrades for new construction and existing housing stock. The EnergySmart Institute provides training for Code Officials, Trade Contractors, Energy Professionals, Home Energy Raters, Energy Program Managers, and others.

Energy Smart Institute is brought to you by Hathmore Technologies, LLC with over 40 years experience in the energy efficiency, clean energy systems and certified college-level instruction. (Attn: EIN PRESSWIRE Editor: Please insert link to previous press release here)

Partnering with Hathmore to develop professional websites and educational courses online is Doff Industries.

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New report reveals automotive ‘knowledge gap’ as drivers struggle to identify common car parts

Research shows that many drivers are completely oblivious to how their cars work.

it's no surprise that so many motorists can't tell their alternator from their crankshaft”

— Christopher Wylie, Head of Automotive at Scrap Car Network

MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a recent study conducted by ethical car recycling specialists Scrap Car Network, a significant lack of understanding about car mechanics was revealed. 6% of drivers mistook a clutch for a brake disc, 18% mistook a crankshaft for a camshaft, 7% failed to identify spark plugs and 10% of answers given were for car parts that don’t even exist, such as a timing block and induction flue.

The findings suggest that car drivers are becoming less and less connected with the machinery that powers their vehicles, and manufacturers are helping drive this along. The majority of new cars are now shipped with engines that conceal or partially conceal the majority of the moving parts. While this may be linked to an improvement in performance and reliability, it is contributing to a reduction in familiarity with key engine components. Gone are the days when a driver could open their hood and see the timing belt or the cylinder head and know what these parts were for.

The increase in onboard CPUs and software powered cars is also contributing to this trend. The less cars rely on raw mechanics, the less need and opportunity there is for motorists to understand how their car works and know what the different parts do. These combined factors could lead to the end of the amatuer mechanic who fixes and tinkers with their own car.

Christopher Wylie, head of automotive at Scrap Car Network agrees.

"Modern cars tend to be more reliable and green, which is a great thing. But modern engine design, where moving parts are concealed and hard to access, has really made it difficult for people with an interest to tinker with their engines and make basic repairs and customisations.

“It's quite probable that a lot of drivers see nothing more than a neatly arranged assembly of engine casings – and have certainly never seen a head gasket – when they open the hood to add screen wash or check their oil. So it's no surprise that so many motorists can't tell their alternator from their crankshaft."

"On the whole this is probably a net benefit for motorists as consumers and the environmental benefits of more efficient engines are undeniable, but it does seem a shame that the opportunity to tinker and make basic repairs appears to be dying off."

Want to test your car part knowledge?

Take the quiz for yourself.

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Smart Whale Press Releases Award Winning Book, “Be Left Behind”

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Be Left Behind – Discover Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency before your Grandma beats you to it has already hit #1 in 9 different Amazon Categories.

We’ve written this book as your one-stop-shop for everything blockchain, cryptocurrency, and coins. You’ll learn how you can send, buy, spend and invest and learn how to keep your coins safe.”

— Yuri Cataldo

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Smart Whale Press announces the launch of the award-winning book by first-time authors Yuri Cataldo and Steve Good. At the time of this writing, Be Left Behind, holds more bestselling category titles on Amazon than any other bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency book combined.

Cryptocurrency can feel like an incomprehensible world, especially when you’re just getting started. The authors have both been through the whole process of learning how to buy, send, spend and invest in cryptocurrency so they know how frustrating and confusing it can be. By the end of this book, you are going to be feeling a whole lot more confident than you do right now; in fact, they are sure you are going to want to get more involved.

Be Left Behind covers a wide range of questions about how to get into blockchain and cryptocurrency such as:
How do I get started? What is Bitcoin? How do I buy and spend Bitcoin? Is Bitcoin safe? How do I keep my data safe and private? What’s the difference between blockchain and cryptocurrency? What’s the difference between cryptocurrency and coins? Is it all a giant pyramid or Ponzi scheme? How do I spot a scam and avoid losing my money? How do I store my coins and keep them safe? Should I invest?

If you don’t yet know the answers to these questions you’re not alone – most people can’t answer a single one. People are intimidated by cryptocurrency and think it’s too complicated to wrap their heads around, so they give up. Worse, they feel that the cryptocurrency craze has already passed them by, and they’ve missed the boat or don’t want to be left behind. We’re here to tell you that it’s not too complicated to learn and nothing has passed you by.

Steve Good, the co-author, says “Similar to the introduction of the internet, we are undergoing a paradigm shift in how people view money, value and transmit information. Blockchain and Bitcoin are confusing topics that we've addressed to help anyone understand in normal everyday language.”

Yuri Cataldo, the co-author, says “We’ve written this book as your one-stop-shop for everything blockchain, cryptocurrency, and coins. Stick with us and you’ll not only understand the difference between these concepts; you’ll also learn how you can send, buy, spend and invest and learn how to keep your coins safe and learn all about what the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain has in store for you.”

The book is currently sold on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Overdrive, and many other places around the world where books are sold.

Main website: www.beleftbehind.com

About Be Left Behind: People are intimidated by cryptocurrency and think it's too complicated to wrap their heads around, so they give up. We're here to tell you that it's not too complicated to learn and nothing has passed you by. We've written this book as your one-stop-shop for everything blockchain, cryptocurrency, and coins.

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Freda Deskin Gives 5 Fantastic Reasons to Choose a Charter School Education for Your Child

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As a parent, you make decisions every day that affect your children’s’ health, happiness, well-being, and even their future. One of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is which school your kids will attend. And while academic excellence is certainly one of the crucial criteria informing your choice of school, there are other elements that must be considered: the number and type of extracurricular activities, how dedicated and compassionate the staff and teachers are, the diversity of the student body, and the overall atmosphere where your child will be spending the majority of their days.

Freda Deskin, CEO of ASTEC Charter Schools in Oklahoma City, wants to make the case for considering a charter school. If you are lucky enough to live in an area where charter schools have been established, they may very well represent the best decision for your children. Read on to learn why!

1. The More Choice, the Better
In rural communities, there may be only one public school available. In inner cities, public schools and their students often struggle with issues such as poverty, violence, high levels of teacher turnover (and burnout), and outdated or inadequate materials and supplies. There may be private schools to provide an alternative, but for families that are middle- to lower-class, a private-school education simply isn’t in the budget.

Enter charter schools. According to Freda Deskin, they provide the same quality education as private schools, but without the private-school price tag.

2. A Diverse Environment
At public schools, eligibility for enrollment usually depends on the student’s address. And that makes sense: bussing children from distant neighborhoods is an expense that most public schools, already strapped for funding, simply can’t justify.

Charter schools, on the other hand, are open to any student, regardless of where they live. This generally results in a much more diverse student body — and that, in turn, will enrich your child’s educational experience by exposing them to different cultures, customs, and viewpoints.

3. Greater Freedom — and Accountability
One of the major reasons parents choose charter schools for their children is the freedom these educational institutions generally have to develop and apply their own curricula, administrative model, and pedagogical approach. They can set policies and standards according to what’s best for the students — not just what’s least expensive, or what state-mandated programs require.

The other side of that coin, increased accountability, is yet another plus, says Freda Deskin. Because charter schools are accountable to the families they serve, they are motivated to meet high standards. If they do not meet their self-directed goals, parents will respond by transferring their students to another school.

4. Specializations Result In Better Education
What subjects make your children excited about learning? Where do their interests lie? Are they already setting their sights on a particular career path? While most public schools provide a basic education that covers the core subjects, charter schools are free to specialize in a particular area of education.

At ASTEC, Freda Deskin and her colleagues help inspire kids who enjoy science and technology. Other charter schools focus on the performing and/or visual arts, business and leadership, career and technical education, dual-language instruction, and so on. That isn’t to say that they ignore core subjects, but by providing specialized, in-depth instruction, charter schools engage their students and encourage them to follow their passion — leading to higher attendance rates and graduation rates, among other benefits.

5. Smaller Class Size
Public schools are often overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed. This means a much lower teacher-to-student ratio and much less opportunity for teachers to connect with individual students. Sometimes, all it takes to turn around a troubled child or a poor academic performer is a little bit of attention from their instructors. At charter schools, this type of connection is possible because of smaller classes as well as teachers who have the time and energy to build a relationship with each and every child.

Charter school advocates such as Freda Deskin say that there are many more benefits to this type of education. No matter what goals you have set for your children, or where their interests and strengths lie, there is a charter school that can help them achieve academic and social success.

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