2021

CharterFolk Monthly Digest for May 2021

Good morning, CharterFolk. Trying something new this morning based upon recent feedback I have been getting. This is one of my favorite comments of late (slightly edited): “Jed, great articles, but they pile up like my New Yorkers! Can you get me a monthly digest so if I can only get to half of them

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CharterFolk Chat #10 – Kim Smith, Returning to First Principles

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today I am delighted to share with you a CharterFolk Chat with Kim Smith. As always, you can access the chat at Youtube, but I’m excited to share that readers can now also listen to the chat through Spotify and Apple Podcasts, where you will find links to all previously recorded CharterFolk

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Why the Last Thing in the World We Want to Do is Oppose a Moratorium

Good morning, CharterFolk. Lots going on in Charterland. Before we get to today’s post, though, I want to offer another thank you to Nate Durant for his piece about how to rethink summer school. In it, he basically argues for providing students greater agency over their own educational experience. We are in a period when

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The Real Herd Immunity We Need in Public Education Today

Good morning, CharterFolk. I start today with a question that we’ve been pondering for months. What will happen to our nation’s public schools when we achieve “herd immunity”? Well, in recent days, we’ve been starting to get our answer. From New Jersey … … to Hawaii … … and to every place in between …

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Marshall Plan? Can Big School Districts Marshall Anything at All?

Good day, CharterFolk. Getting this one off to you several hours late. Been one of those weeks … I start with a few quick updates on matters we’re tracking here at CharterFolk. First, we’re excited to see the turnout for the Final Round Voting for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. If you haven’t voted

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