February 2022

Rotherham, Ponce, Peiser, Brantley and Armbrust Kicking Off Our Charter Challenges Series: The Challenge of Growth in Unprecedented Times

Good day, CharterFolk. Today is another fun one here at CharterFolk. It’s the day we get to kick off a new series of interviews on “CharterFolk Challenges,” pressing issues confronting the charter school community as we embark upon our fourth decade of work. I am delighted that five highly respected CharterFolk from across the nation

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CharterFolk Contributor Ruben Felipe – Report From Connecticut: If Breakthroughs Can Be Made Here, They Can Be Made Anywhere

Good Day, CharterFolk. Today it is our pleasure to share a Contributor Column from Ruben Felipe, the Executive Director of the Connecticut Charter Schools Association. I provide a brief bio below. Ruben Felipe is the Connecticut Executive Director of the Connecticut Charter Schools Association. Ruben previously spent eight years as the deputy chief of staff

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Linda Brown, Lagra Newman and Chris Manning at the CharterFolk Oxygen Bar – Resiliency, Persistence and Just Plain Stubbornness in Support of Improved Public Education For Those Who Need it Most

Good day, CharterFolk. Today we are delighted to share with you the second in a series of short video interviews we are calling the “CharterFolk Oxygen Bar,” extraordinary leaders helping others find new levels of resiliency during this moment of great challenge for charter schools and for all of public education. When I thought of

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The New Normal Street – Faster and Slower Trains A-Coming

Good day, CharterFolk. The cross-currents at play in public education and the policy realm are remarkable to behold these days. Rough beasts continue their slouching. Just this week another California AssemblyMember called it quits. This wasn’t an announcement of an impending retirement at the end of a term. This was a “See ya, I’m out

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