Ramona, New Orleans, and the Decades-Long View

Good morning, CharterFolk. Thanks to many of you for kind words about Sunday’s post remembering Ramona Edelin. Of all the things I learned from Ramona, near the top of the list was recognizing that, in order to appreciate the full accomplishment of the charter school movement, much as it takes

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CharterFolk Contributor Sebastian Cognetta – Trusting in Expertise and Empowering Innovation: A Dynamic Balance of Alignment and Autonomy

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Sebastian Cognetta, Chief Executive Officer of Allegiance STEAM Academy (ASA) Thrive. I provide Sebastian’s brief bio below. Sebastian Cognetta is the Founding CEO of Allegiance STEAM Academy Charter Schools and holds a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from

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CharterFolk Contributor William Hill – When A Good Authorizer Goes Bad

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from William Hill, Executive Director of Rocketship Tennessee. I provide William’s bio below. William Hill is the Executive Director of Rocketship Tennessee. Will is an exceptional educator and school administrator who leads the team overseeing our Tennessee region and

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

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