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A Million Steps Later, the Journey Continues

A million steps later, the journey continues. The path began at the famous bridge in St. Jean. 33 days of walking, and 4 days of rest later, we arrived in Santiago. We ascended the heights of the windy Pyrenees, leaving keepsakes of dear ones at the foot of the Virgén de Biakorri… … as untold

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WonkyFolk Vol 10 – The Death of Public School…Sounds Serious!

Greetings, CharterFolk! This is the second WonkyFolk where Andy is talking while Jed is walking the Camino Trail with his wife, Amy. Andy and Cara Fitzpatrick, an editor at Chalkbeat and a Pulitzer Prize winner for Local Reporting in 2016 for a series about school segregation, talk school choice history and school choice today. Their

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CharterFolk Contributor Alex Johnston – Does Fundraising Feel Like the Biggest Drag On Your Joy and Your Impact as a Social Entrepreneur? Are You Ready to Try Something Different?

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Alex Johnston, the president and founder of Building Impact Partners.  I provide Alex’s bio below. Alex Johnston is the president and founder of Building Impact Partners, a philanthropy advising practice that has helped its clients give away over $1 billion since its

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WonkyFolk Vol 9 – Morgan Polikoff is Reading Polls So You Don’t Have To

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week Andy is talking while Jed is walking…hiking the Camino Trail with his wife, Amy. Andy is talking with Morgan Polikoff, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Southern California (USC)’s Rossier School of Education.  Their conversation focuses on public opinion on education, particularly parent opinion, and the similarities and differences

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CharterFolk Contributors Kirsten Carr and James Dent – Innovative Blended Learning at Work

Hello CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a co-authored contributor column from Kirsten Carr, the Director of Engagement and Partnerships for Navigator Schools, and James Dent, co-founder and the Chief Academic Officer of Navigator Schools. They have written an interview column with Kirsten posing questions, designed to highlight key aspects of Navigator’s student-led classrooms,

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