Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Lea Crusey, a cross-sector social entrepreneur with experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors spanning the country, over the past 20 years. I provide Lea’s brief bio below. Lea has taught in California and Singapore, lobbied in Iowa, Nevada, and Missouri, knows
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
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
Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Wendy Edwards, Executive Director of Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School. I provide Wendy’s bio below. Wendy Edwards is a longstanding educator in the public school sector of the District of Columbia. She is the founding principal and current executive director
CharterFolk Contributor Dr. Kathryn Procope – Charter Schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities – A Marriage Made in Heaven
Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Dr. Kathryn Procope, the Executive Director of Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science. I provide Kathryn’s bio below. Kathryn Procope, a native of Brooklyn New York and a product of New York City Public Schools, obtained a bachelor of science
Hello CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Jack McCarthy, CEO of AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation in Washington, D.C. I provide Jack’s bio below. Jack McCarthy is CEO of AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation in Washington, DC. As a social entrepreneur at the intersection of education research, policy, and practice
CharterFolk Contributor Renita K. Thukral – It’s Time to Flip the Script. Are You Ready to Litigate?
Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Renita K. Thukral, Senior Advisor, Legal Affairs, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Co-Founder and Partner, Civil Rights Solutions. I provide Renita’s bio below. Renita K. Thukral is the Senior Advisor for Legal Affairs at the National Alliance for Public Charter
Good morning, CharterFolk. I wanted to start out today thanking so many of you for getting your votes in for the Brian’s Voice Awards here at CharterFolk. We’ll announce winners next week. It only takes a couple seconds to vote. So why not get your ballot in today? Humility Overcome In DC Next, I wanted
Good morning, CharterFolk. I would like to return this morning to the topic I wrote about last week – how we best protect ourselves from our adversaries’ effort to present charter schools … … as being driven by barely human monsters who seek nothing other than to destroy public education. Thinking of it in the
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