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25x25x25 – A North Star for Charter Schools in the Biden Era

Good morning, CharterFolk. I hope your Thanksgivings were good ones. I continue to be thankful for CharterFolk feedback. I debated whether to post last Wednesday about how we could be ready for a national call-to-action should one come. I figured the day before Thanksgiving has to be just about the worst time to put out

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Nuts & Bolts – Getting Ready for Nina’s Call, Should it Come

Good morning, CharterFolk. I hope you are all headed into a good Thanksgiving. We do have several things here at CharterFolk to be thankful for in recent days. First, I’m thankful that viewership of our last CharterFolk Chat with Hanna Skandera, Derrell Bradford and Andy Rotherham continues to be very high. We’ve now had over

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Want to Know Why We Gotta Get in the Game? Look at New Mexico!

Good morning, CharterFolk. Last week, I highlighted what I thought to be the first takeaway we should all have for national election results: CharterFolk, we gotta get in the game! In that post, I recounted how charter schools saw very encouraging election results in Illinois, Texas and even in California where our state associations have

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What Derrell and Spain Teach Us About Charter School Advocacy

Good morning CharterFolk. Really quite blown away by everyone’s response to the CharterFolk Chat with Andy, Hanna and Derrell. If you haven’t been able to catch a couple of minutes of it, I hope you can sometime this week. They shared some insights that I really think we all need to be paying attention to.

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Responding to Hanna, Andy and Derrell – 4 Things for the Next 4 Years

Good morning, CharterFolk. Thanks to so many of you reaching out to share compliments about our CharterFolk Chat with Hanna Skandera, Andy Rotherham and Derrell Bradford. One more huge thanks to Hanna, Andy and Derrell for taking part. I so much appreciate them sharing thoughts and advice about how CharterFolks may navigate the critical early

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Election Takeaways? CharterFolk, We Got to Get in the Game!

Good morning, CharterFolk. Great to be back from a hiatus during election week. I’m excited about our CharterFolk Chat happening tomorrow with Derrell Bradford, Hanna Skandera and Andy Rotherham where we will discuss the impact that national election results will have on charter schools. Hope to see you here for that. Let’s get on to

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CharterFolk Contributor Kyle Rosenkrans – 3 Things We Learned in Newark

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today I am pleased to share with you a contributor column from Kyle Rosenkrans, Executive Director of the New Jersey Children’s Foundation. At the foundation, Kyle has played a key leadership role, supporting many initiatives that have advanced the interests of Newark students and families. Before coming to the foundation, Kyle worked

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Why It’s Imperative We Occupy the Moral High Ground

Good morning, CharterFolk. Let’s cut straight to the update. Update Summary: Former US Senator Mary Landrieu is constantly reminding CharterFolk that we have to make the moral argument for charter schools. In today’s post I trace how periods of momentum and challenge in the history of the charter school movement have been linked to the

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Want to Growth Strength Overnight? Join Your Association Now!

(Listen to this post as a podcast.) (Subscribe.) Morning, CharterFolk. Great feedback regarding Ramona’s post from yesterday. Thank you again to Ramona for writing it, and thanks to so many for sharing your positive reactions. Thanks also to several of you who reached out about my post from Tuesday about how to build advocacy strength

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