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CharterFolk Contributor Lety Gómez – Report From Texas: Finding My Voice, My Power, and My Path

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Lety Gómez, Rocketship Texas Senior Education Organizer. Lety, like all CharterFolk, is no stranger to battling the deeply entrenched and systemic interests that continue to oppose our schools, work, and community. She was instrumental in securing approval of two different charter schools

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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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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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