In MN, a public charter school that primarily serves deaf and hard of hearing students (yes, more skimming!) launched a service project to help local restaurants improve their interactions with hearing impaired patrons. The project ended up garnering national attention and TGI Fridays may utilize it nationwide.
Also, a new CSLC report (pdf) by Greg Vanourek looks at the state of public charter schooling today. A useful round-up.