Guam - At least one group has submitted a formal application to the Speaker's Office expressing interested in starting up a charter school for Guam. Dr. Donna Dwiggins has submitted an application geared toward creating a charter school specifically to implement the Direct Instruction teaching format.
Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Speaker Judi Won Pat, says she plans on scheduling a public hearing to confirm individuals to sit on the Guam Academy Charter Schools Council. She says there's definitely more people interested, noting, "I think the interest has gone up more now because of the recent announcement from the president, who said he would like more monies going to reform schools. And one such reform school and one such school is a charter school and the interest is there."
Won Pat says she also spoke with an individual from the Blue Ocean Charter School Association, who would like to create a virtual charter school on Guam.