2022

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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How the Pandemic Saved Boston Public Schools and is Helping Tighten the Establishment’s Control Over Public Education in Many Blue States

Good morning, CharterFolk. Building on Sunday’s post where I talked about the diminishing political value of using CABIN (charters-all-but-in-name) branding strategies to try to make reform efforts sound more palatable, I wanted to dive back into what is going on in Massachusetts. It’s a state that has so much to say about the condition of

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CharterFolk Contributors Ricardo Mireles and Jose Salas – The Proyecto Ya! Collective Got Some Los Angeles Schools Through COVID-19, But How Will Schools Get Through the Next Pandemic?

Good day, CharterFolk. Today I’m delighted to share with you a co-authored Contributor Column from Ricardo Mireles, the Executive Director of Academia Avance in Los Angeles and Jose Salas, the Executive Director of Montague Academy for the Arts and Sciences in Pacoima. I provide brief bios for Ricardo and Jose below. Ricardo Mireles is the

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