Contributor Columns

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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CharterFolk Contributor Daiana Lambrecht – Rocketship’s Vision: Unleashing Parent Power Can Transform Communities

Good Day, CharterFolk. Today we’re delighted to share our first Contributor Column of 2022, this one from Daiana Lambrecht, Senior Director of Parent Leadership & Advocacy at Rocketship Public Schools. I provide a bio below. Daiana Lambrecht is Rocketship’s Senior Director of Parent Leadership and Advocacy, member of the DEI Council and part of the

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CharterFolk Contributor Julio Vázquez – A Charter School Founder Welcomes His Great-Granddaughter to the School He Made: Why We Established Rochester’s First Community-Based Bilingual Charter School

Good afternoon, CharterFolk. Today we celebrate having the privilege to share with you a great Contributor Column from Julio Vázquez, Sr., the co-founder of Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School in Rochester, New York. I provide a brief bio for Julio below. Julio Vázquez Sr. retired as the Commissioner of Community Development of the city

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CharterFolk Contributor – Ron Rice, The Next Iteration of Charter Schools Will Be Intentional, Of Color and Community/Economically Empowering – Are You Ready? I Don’t Think You Are

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today it is our great pleasure to share with you a Contributor Column from Ron Rice, Senior Director-Government Relations at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. I provide a bio below. Ron C. Rice has over 15 years of public policy experience in the fields of education, urban development, and community

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CharterFolk Contributor David Mansouri – Charter Schools in the Volunteer State: A Track Record of Success and Opportunities for the Future

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today we’re pleased to share with you a Contributor Column from David Mansouri, the President and CEO of State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) in Nashville, Tennessee. I provide a bio below. David Mansouri is the President & CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).  SCORE’s mission is to catalyze

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