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Five Things We Can All Do to Build Advocacy Strength Quickly

Good morning, CharterFolk. We’re excited to be adding a new feature today: podcasting! For those of you would like to listen to the post, please use this link here. Going forward, we will make as many posts as possible available via podcast. I will also go back and record a few of the archived posts

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Summoning Yolie – How to Be On the Offensive Locally

Good morning, CharterFolk. Special thanks to additional subscribers yesterday and to people who responded to my call for policy ideas during the COVID era. Keep them coming! We’ll announce a winner or winners in the next week or so. Finally, a last thank you to Nina Rees for offering a great interview for our CharterFolk

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The COVID-Era Policy Agenda We Should Be Advancing Now

Good morning, CharterFolk! Great to have so many new subscriptions in the last few days. Thank you! For those of you who have been meaning to but haven’t yet, why not take care of it right now by going here? Let’s get on to the update. Update Summary: While a great tragedy for our society

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Responding to CharterFolk on Parent Organizing – Show Me the Money

Good morning, CharterFolk. Thank you again to all our contributors who responded to Arne Duncan’s challenge to involve parents and youth more in our advocacy efforts. Corri Ravare – CEO of Extera Public SchoolsCatharine Bellinger – Vice President, Public Affairs & Advocacy, IDEA Public SchoolsPreston Smith – CEO and Co-founder, Rocketship Public SchoolsKimi Kean –

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Biden Babbling – Toeholds on the Rock Face of Credibility

Good morning, CharterFolk. Amy and I have our anniversary next week. We’ll be trying to get some fresh air up in Montana. I will take the week off. You’ll be hearing from me next on Monday, October 5th. In the meantime, I would love to close out the month with a few more subscriptions. On

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Amid the Smoke and Gloom, a New Narrative Emerges

Good morning, CharterFolk. Update Summary: Three recent positive developments in charter schools contrast against dysfunction happening in Establishment schools and contain the seeds of a new narrative for the charter school movement. With the smoke and pandemic spreading a blanket of gloom across the country, it occurs to me that we may actually be seeing

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