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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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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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CharterFolk Contributor Wendy Edwards – The Sauce

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

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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

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CharterFolk Contributor Jack McCarthy – Are We Ready for a Reboot?

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

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Humility Overcome in DC; Putting the Question to White Liberals

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

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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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