2022

CharterFolk Malka Borrego – Equitas Shall Not Be Denied! AB1505 and New Proposed Federal Regulations Attempt to Deny Quality Options to Families Who Need Them Most

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a Contributor Column from Malka Borrego, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Equitas Academy Charter Schools. I provide a brief bio below. Malka Borrego is the founder and chief executive officer of the Equitas Academy Charter Schools. The network was founded in 2009 and provides quality

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CharterFolk Contributor Jim Goenner: For Chartering Leaders Pursuing Excellence, It’s a Future of Opportunity

Greetings, Charter Folk. Today we are delighted to share a contributor column from Jim Goenner, President & CEO of the National Charter Schools Institute. I provide a bio for Jim below. Jim Goenner serves as President & CEO of the National Charter Schools Institute, a mission driven non-profit organization dedicated to democratizing excellence in education. The Institute is

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The Biggest News You Probably Missed This Week – A New Democratic Party Platform Just Embraced Charter Schools, How it Happened and the 6 Things We Do Now

Good morning, CharterFolk. We have some encouraging news out of Washington this week. Natalie Hester, who CharterFolk readers may remember shared a great Contributor Column in the fall about how moral arguments are not enough, and charter schools must build the raw advocacy and political power needed to push through change … … the same

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Linda Brown, Kayleigh Colombero, and Cristina Ureña at the Charter Folk Oxygen Bar – Stubbornness and Grit in Support of Improved Public Education For Those Who Need it Most

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today we are pleased to share with you the third in a series of short video interviews we are calling the “CharterFolk Oxygen Bar,” stories of extraordinary leaders helping others find new levels of resiliency during this moment of great challenge for charter schools and for all public education.  Today’s edition is

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