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Diverse Schools Show Stopper | All the Nation Is Porter Ranch | International Validation | Running Faster With the Reds | The Blues Have Nowhere to Run

Good day, CharterFolk. Atmospheric river travel complications knocked out a good chunk of writing time this weekend. My regrets getting this out to you later than I hoped. Let’s get straight to it. Diverse Schools Show Stopper It was a great opportunity to be with the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition in LA last week, as

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CharterFolk Contributor Sonia Park – Building Community for School Integration: DCSC at 10

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Sonia Park, Executive Director of Diverse Charter Schools Coalition (DCSC). I provide Sonia’s brief bio below. Sonia C. Park believes in living in service. She has 20+ years as an experienced education reformer and accountability professional specializing in school-based, district, state and federal

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CharterFolk Short – A Modest Proposal for Overcoming the Challenge of the Public Not Knowing What Charter Schools Are

Good Morning, CharterFolk. Conflict alert. I serve on the Board of Fenton Charter Public Schools. So be forewarned as I celebrate Fenton celebrating its 30th. We’ve been recognizing the 30th anniversary of laws passing in various states … … but not yet many schools achieving three-decades. It’s happening now in California … … and Colorado

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This Too Passes. A Noble Pursuit: Charter School Pre-Check Now!

Weekend greetings, CharterFolk. I start thanking Jackie Elliot for her great Contributor Column this week which had an exceedingly high open rate. CharterFolk always love hearing from Jackie. I can’t tell you how many times Jackie has issued the rallying cry for more charter school progress in Los Angeles. She’s been doing it since she

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CharterFolk Contributor Jacqueline Elliot – Charter Schools Need to Speak Up: Here’s How We Find Our Voice

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Jacqueline Elliot, Ed.D., President & CEO of  PUC National and Co-Founder of Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools) in Los Angeles, CA. I provide Jacqueline’s bio below. Dr. Jacqueline Elliot, who currently serves as President and CEO of PUC National, emigrated to Los

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The 64,000 Question – What Does Universal Really Mean?

Greetings CharterFolk. Lots of charter school momentum to recognize this week. Pushing back on ridiculousness in Chicago. Pushing forward on geographic expansion in Missouri. Successfully pushing the state of New Jersey to make an important new facilities program. And New York City charter schools pushing all schools to make more academic progress. All very encouraging.

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CharterFolk Contributors Christopher King and Janay Barnes – Character Development Is Not Fixed and We Can Measure Our Growth, While We Build It

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Christopher King, Founder and CEO, WAM Academy and Janay Barnes, Marketing and Creative Partner, WAM Academy. I provide bios for each below. Meet Christopher King, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, professor, and WAM Academy’s (WAM) Founder and CEO who is revolutionizing mentorship.Combining his passion for

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The Biggest News Coming Out of Iowa This Week

Good morning, CharterFolk. Lots of attention on Iowa this week. Making it easy to lose sight of the biggest news happening there. Yup. Eight new charter schools are in the works. Enough to triple the number in the state. It’s momentum giving charter schools a ticket to New Hampshire … … where the state reported

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