2021

Superintendents Who Walk Away; Marten and the Anti-Charter Tax; The Four Building Blocks that Drive Narrative

Good morning CharterFolk. What a great response to Laura McGowan-Robinson’s Contributor Column yesterday! Another big thanks to Laura for offering such a great post. I’m also very excited about a bunch of new complimentary subscribers coming into the community. Welcome! We’re getting darn close to a thousand readers here at CharterFolk. If anyone knows of

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CharterFolk X Vol 29, Dr. Blondean Davis – Taking Inspiration from Her Mother to Release Potential and Possibility in All Students

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today it is our honor to recognize Dr. Blondean Davis, CEO of Southland College Preparatory Charter High School and Superintendent of Matteson School District 162 in Richton Park Illinois, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. At the ripe-old age of three, Dr. Davis declared that her life’s calling was to become an educator. She had

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Playground Politics – How Up Became Down and What We Do About It

Good morning, CharterFolk. I’m encouraged by the latest news out of West Virginia. The offending language about special education and accountability that I wrote about recently has been removed, which means the bill represents an important step forward for school choice in a state that badly needs it. Many thanks to various people and organizations

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CharterFolk Contributor Sonia Park – Playground Politics

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today I am pleased to share with you a Contributor Column from Sonia Park, Executive Director of the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition. I provide an excerpt of her biography from the DCSC website: Sonia’s been working in education reform for over 20 years.  Prior to DCSC she served under Secretary John King

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What Will Really Make the Unions Overplay Their Hand

Good morning, CharterFolk. Thanks again to Nella Urban Garcia for being part of the CharterFolk Chat that we released yesterday. I hope many of you find time to review it over the weekend. Next week I will share additional thoughts about how we attract the future leadership we will need to take the charter school

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CharterFolk Chat #7 – Nella Garcia Urban, Challenging the Charter School Movement to Sponsor a New Generation of Latino Leadership

Good morning CharterFolk. Today I am excited to release our latest CharterFolk Chat, this one with Nella Garcia Urban, Chief Program Officer for Yes Prep Public Schools. As CharterFolk will remember, Nella joined three other Latino Contributors to pen a great column to kick off the New Year. CharterFolk Contributor Column – The Missing Charter

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