I confess -- I haven't had a chance yet to tour any of the city's charter schools. I was scheduled to check out Conservatory Lab, but a certain photo shoot came up at the last minute.
There is still hope for anyone like me. There is a charter school showcase this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at U-Mass Boston (100 Morrissey Blvd., McCormack Building, Ryan Lounge, 3rd). Representatives from 19 charter schools will be there, including those offering elementary education: Conservatory Lab, Boston Renaissance, and Neighborhood House (all begin at K1) and Edward Brooke (begins at K2).