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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 X – Dr. Gary Stueven: A Servant Leader with a Passion for Quality Choices in Public Education

Greetings, CharterFolk! This morning we’re celebrating Dr. Gary Stueven, a charter school consultant and interim principal at Montessori Peaks Academy in Littleton, Colorado, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Gary was recently recognized with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado League of Charter Schools for his passion and dedication to charter schools, their leaders,

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CharterFolk Contributor Christine Ferris – Small Schools

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Christine Ferris, Executive Director, Highline Academy Charter Schools. Christine provides this vignette from a larger writing project she is completing and would appreciate any feedback CharterFolk would like to provide. I provide Christine’s bio below. Christine Ferris has been the Executive Director of

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The Pit, the Pendulum, and Our Decade of Truth

Good morning, CharterFolk. Great to see such positive reaction to our CharterFolk of the Year announcement yesterday. I also appreciated those of you who reached out to offer kind regards on the first year anniversary of CharterFolk. It’s been an incredibly fun ride. Thanks to all of you for making it possible. So much has

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Where We Stand Thirty Years In

Good morning, CharterFolk. A few pieces of housekeeping before getting to a post to mark the occasion. First, today is the last day of voting for the CharterFolk of the Year Award so get your ballot in before midnight. Second, another thank you to Robert Enlow for yesterday’s very perceptive column. The piece brings up

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Why the Last Thing in the World We Want to Do is Oppose a Moratorium

Good morning, CharterFolk. Lots going on in Charterland. Before we get to today’s post, though, I want to offer another thank you to Nate Durant for his piece about how to rethink summer school. In it, he basically argues for providing students greater agency over their own educational experience. We are in a period when

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