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CharterFolk Contributor Rashaun Kemp – Charter School Leaders of Color Fill a Crucial Advocacy Role

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Rashaun Kemp, the Senior Director of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement at the National Charter Collaborative (NCC). I provide Rashaun’s bio below. Rashaun is the Senior Director of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement at the National Charter Collaborative, where he is focused on amplifying

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CharterFolk Contributor Lydia Hoffman – What Would it Take for More Charter Schools to Improve the Educational Experiences of Diverse Learners?

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Lydia Hoffman, a partner at the Charter School Growth Fund. I provide Lydia’s bio below. Lydia is a partner at the Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF), a national nonprofit that identifies the country’s best public charter schools, funds their expansion, and helps

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CharterFolk Contributor Kathleen Hermsmeyer – Flex-Based Schools Should be the Most Popular School Model in America Today. Why isn’t it?

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer, Superintendent for Springs Charter Schools. I provide Kathleen’s bio below. Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer founded California’s largest county-wide benefit charter school, River Springs, in 2005 and serves as the Superintendent of this charter, along with five other charters serving in total

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CharterFolk Contributor David Akdemir – The Power of Collaboration: Charter Schools Uniting for Educational Excellence

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Dr. David Akdemir, the Executive Director of Harmony Education Solutions. I provide David’s bio below. Dr. David C. Akdemir is the Executive Director of Harmony Education Solutions, the purpose of which is to provide support and consultation for international and national schools

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How We Overcome The Educational Pickleball Challenge

Good day, CharterFolk. I swear. Sometimes I struggle to make sense of things. Have you seen this one? A wealthy woman in San Francisco who is trying to get rid of public pickleball courts in her area … … owns a mansion on the market for $36 million that … … literally … … has

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CharterFolk Contributors Khalique Rogers and Joe Nathan – Two Specific Suggestions to Help Students and Communities

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Khalique Rogers and Joe Nathan, co-directors of the Center for School Change. We provide brief bios for Khalique and Joe below. Both have been asked to speak at several national conferences and co-authored several columns published in Minnesota newspapers, such as this

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The 401-Level – When Free, Public and Open to All Becomes Our Agenda

Weekend greetings, CharterFolk, We’ve had a lot of outreach this week in response to our Community Update from Tuesday. I appreciate so much your encouragement and warm wishes. CharterFolk does seem to be on a pretty great trajectory these days, but we wouldn’t be making anywhere near the progress that we are, were it not

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WonkyFolk Vol 8 – The Home Base Episode

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week, Andy and I are talking with Lakisha Young, the Founder and CEO of The Oakland REACH, and Heather Harding, Ed.D, the Executive Director of the Campaign for a Shared Future. Our conversation focuses on the difficult judgement calls parents and advocates are having to make as they attempt to retain focus

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