2021

The National Alliance’s Latest Report on Growth – Why It’s Imperative We Be Louder About the Fact that We Don’t Want More Charter Schools for the Sake of More Charter Schools

Good morning, CharterFolk. I’m getting my last post for the week off to you on a Saturday morning. I find myself scrambling to stay atop my regular work while finding time to keep things going here at CharterFolk, a time pressure I know is nothing in comparison to the unbelievable lift that CharterFolk are contending

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CharterFolk X Vol 2.3 – Charvez Russell, Playing Every Role Necessary to Ensure that Parents and Communities Can Choose Better Options for Their Kids

Good day, CharterFolk. Today we are pleased to recognize Charvez Russell, Executive Director of Friendship Academy of the Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Charvez hails from a long line of educators. Growing up in rural Mississippi, as he reported in a recent interview, he saw that his grandfather, his father, his aunts, his

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CharterFolk X Vol 2.2 – Patricia Brantley and Donald Hense, the Friendship at the Heart of One of the Most Important Success Stories Happening in Public Education Today

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today it is our honor to recognize Patricia Brantley and Donald Hense, the current CEO and the former CEO and Founder of Friendship Public Charter School in Washington, DC, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Theirs is a friendship that lies at the heart of one of the most important success stories in the history

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CharterFolk Contributor Angelina Sierra-Sandoval – A New Network of Parents and Students Scores a Great Win for Charter Schools in Colorado

Good morning, CharterFolk. This morning, I’m excited to kick off our second year of Contributor Columns here at CharterFolk with a great post from Angelina Sierra-Sandoval, Director of Government Affairs at the Colorado League of Charter Schools. I provide a brief bio for Angelina below. In her role at the Colorado League of Charter Schools,

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CharterFolk X Vol 2.1 – Julia Meyerson, Returning to Her Hometown to Prove that Demographics Do Not Determine Destiny

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today we are delighted to kick-off our second year of CharterFolk X by recognizing the extraordinary contributions of Julia Meyerson, the Founder and Executive Director of Vista College Preparatory Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona. Born and raised in central Phoenix, Julia joined Teach For America after college and taught in Brooklyn. She

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