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Geoff Deigan - Alternatives in Education
Geoff Deigan talks about his involvement with the Prairie Crossing Charter School near Grayslake, Illinois as a school parent, board of directors member, and CEO of the school. He covers the history of the Prairie Crossing beginning in 1989, and its gradual development as a K thru 8 school. He also discussed the state's oversight, the relationship with the two public school districts involved, as well as the school’s source of funding, its curriculum, school activities and sports, student eligibility through a lottery, the role of parents, teacher/staff selection and the campus. The school is one of only fifteen charter schools outside of Chicago, and has been the recipient of numerous national awards.