2021

Final Week of Voting for CharterFolk of the Year Round 1

Good morning, CharterFolk. I hope your weeks are off to a great start. I wanted to get out a last reminder to you that our preliminary round of voting for CharterFolk of the Year will end at midnight Pacific Time on Friday April 30th. We’ve had an excellent turnout so far, but it would be

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Appreciating Even More Deeply the Miracles that Got Us Started

Good morning, CharterFolk. Along with all of you, I’m tracking developments on many matters followed here at CharterFolk. We saw Cindy Marten’s nomination clear committee on a 14-8 vote. My reaction? Did I ever think we were going to stop her nomination from advancing? No. Did I think it important we make Marten pay a

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CharterFolk Chat #9 – Ember Reichgott Junge and Gary Hart, Pioneering Legislators of the Charter School Movement Reflect on Our 30th Anniversary

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today we have a special one for you, a CharterFolk Chat with two legends from our movement, former Minnesota State Senator Ember Reichgott Junge and former California State Senator Gary Hart, the legislators who passed the first two charter school laws in the United States. I always hope CharterFolk will find time

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CharterFolk Contributor Alex Medler – Political Defensiveness Undermines the Charter Sector Recovery’s Great Engine of Innovation and a Possible New Authorizer/Charter Dynamic

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today I’m delighted to share with you a thoughtful Contributor Column from Alex Medler, the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers. I provide a brief bio for Alex below. Alex Medler directs the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers. He previously led the National Charter School Resource Center

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Nominate CharterFolk Extraordinaire For Season Two Now

Good morning, CharterFolk. I hope your week is off to a great start. Our week is hurtling forward here at CharterFolk. We have seen quite a turnout for our first week of voting for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. Nearly 10% of eligible voters have already gotten ballots in, and we’re looking to double

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CharterFolk Contributor Gina Plate – Charter Schools’ Inclusive Educational Models and Instructional Practices are Changing the National Discussion About How We Educate Students with Disabilities

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today I am delighted to share with you a Contributor Column from Gina Plate, Vice President of Special Education and Regulatory Affairs for the California Charter Schools Association. I provide a brief bio for Gina below. Gina serves as Vice President, Special Education and Regulatory Affairs for the California Charter Schools Association.

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