2020

25x25x25 – A North Star for Charter Schools in the Biden Era

Good morning, CharterFolk. I hope your Thanksgivings were good ones. I continue to be thankful for CharterFolk feedback. I debated whether to post last Wednesday about how we could be ready for a national call-to-action should one come. I figured the day before Thanksgiving has to be just about the worst time to put out

Read More »

Nuts & Bolts – Getting Ready for Nina’s Call, Should it Come

Good morning, CharterFolk. I hope you are all headed into a good Thanksgiving. We do have several things here at CharterFolk to be thankful for in recent days. First, I’m thankful that viewership of our last CharterFolk Chat with Hanna Skandera, Derrell Bradford and Andy Rotherham continues to be very high. We’ve now had over

Read More »

CharterFolk X, Vol 16 – Jerel Bryant, Bringing the Best to Students by Knowing a Community Well

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today it is my great pleasure to recognize Jerel Bryant, Principal of G.W. Carver High School in New Orleans, Louisiana as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Word about Jerel’s extraordinary leadership has been getting around. Earlier this fall, Jerel was recognized as Louisiana’s High School Principal of the Year. In February, he was recognized by

Read More »

Want to Know Why We Gotta Get in the Game? Look at New Mexico!

Good morning, CharterFolk. Last week, I highlighted what I thought to be the first takeaway we should all have for national election results: CharterFolk, we gotta get in the game! In that post, I recounted how charter schools saw very encouraging election results in Illinois, Texas and even in California where our state associations have

Read More »

What Derrell and Spain Teach Us About Charter School Advocacy

Good morning CharterFolk. Really quite blown away by everyone’s response to the CharterFolk Chat with Andy, Hanna and Derrell. If you haven’t been able to catch a couple of minutes of it, I hope you can sometime this week. They shared some insights that I really think we all need to be paying attention to.

Read More »

CharterFolk X, Vol 15 – Delia Kumabe, Summing Up a Vision for Our Entire Movement in Just Three Letters

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today I am delighted to recognize Delia Kumabe, Founder and Instructional Coach of EJE Academies in El Cajon, California as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Some of you may remember how in last week’s CharterFolk Extraordinaire recognition of Caitlin Ritter I highlighted that many CharterFolk’s commitment to education grows out of being part of families

Read More »

Responding to Hanna, Andy and Derrell – 4 Things for the Next 4 Years

Good morning, CharterFolk. Thanks to so many of you reaching out to share compliments about our CharterFolk Chat with Hanna Skandera, Andy Rotherham and Derrell Bradford. One more huge thanks to Hanna, Andy and Derrell for taking part. I so much appreciate them sharing thoughts and advice about how CharterFolks may navigate the critical early

Read More »

Election Takeaways? CharterFolk, We Got to Get in the Game!

Good morning, CharterFolk. Great to be back from a hiatus during election week. I’m excited about our CharterFolk Chat happening tomorrow with Derrell Bradford, Hanna Skandera and Andy Rotherham where we will discuss the impact that national election results will have on charter schools. Hope to see you here for that. Let’s get on to

Read More »