2023

Announcing CharterFolk on the Move!

Good day, CharterFolk. We are excited to announce that tomorrow you will be seeing a new feature here at CharterFolk, a quarterly post we will be calling “CharterFolk on the Move” which will be compiled by Mollie Mitchell. Old time ed reformers will remember that Mollie, a highly respected executive recruiter who founded The K12 Search

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What to Do in an Era of People Losing Even More Faith in Public Schools

Good day, CharterFolk. Open rates here at CharterFolk stay in the 45% to 50% range, which in comparison to industry benchmarks remain encouragingly high. I thank you all for your continued support. And we keep seeing new growth in readership coming to CharterFolk. New organizations are signing up for organizational subscriptions. We’re also having several

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CharterFolk Contributor Chris Topham – Waldorf Education + Charter Schools = A Wonderful Marriage

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Chris Topham, Executive Director Sebastopol Independent Charter School, a Public Waldorf School. I provide Chris’ bio below. Chris joined Sebastopol Charter in 2013. Prior to arriving, Chris served as the Lower School Coordinator at Summerfield Waldorf School, an administrative role that he

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Accentuating CharterNess; 101, 201 and 301 Levels; Being Clear About the That, the What and the Why; How Free, Public and Open to All Really Boils Down to Public, Public, and Even More Public

Good day, CharterFolk. I start off today sharing my sense that we may be turning a corner. Turning away from a time when many of us in charterland wanted to downplay our charterness in order to accentuate our publicness, toward a time when we realize that we have to embrace both our charterness and our

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CharterFolk Contributor Brittany Kinser – Harnessing the Power of Advocacy: A Catalyst for Change in Milwaukee’s Education Funding

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Brittany Kinser, CEO and President of City Forward Collective. I provide Brittany’s bio below. Brittany Kinser has spent her professional life as a teacher and education leader, and currently serves as the CEO and President of City Forward Collective. After teaching in

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CharterFolk Contributors Kristin Levine and Mike Montoya – Strategic Moves Improve Outcomes for Schools

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Kristin Levine, Director of Academic Services, Stronger Consulting, and Mike Montoya, the CEO and founder of Stronger Consulting. I provide Kristin and Mike’s bios below. Kristin Levine is the Director Academic Services, Stronger Consulting.  Kristin has 15 years of experience leading for

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CharterFolk Contributor Wendy Edwards – The Sauce

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Wendy Edwards, Executive Director of Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School.    I provide Wendy’s bio below. Wendy Edwards is a longstanding educator in the public school sector of the District of Columbia. She is the founding principal and current executive director

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