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CharterFolk Contributor Andrew Broy – Busting the Myth: Charter Schools Can Secure Major Policy Wins in Deep Blue States

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Andrew Broy, the President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS). I provide Andrew’s bio below. Andrew is an advocate. He serves as President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS), a statewide advocacy and charter school support organization serving

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CharterFolk Contributor Josh Phillips – Leveraging the Summer Months for Social and Emotional Learning

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Josh Phillips, the Founder and CEO of Change Summer. I provide Josh’s bio below. Josh Phillips founded Change Summer in 2018 to provide enriching summer experiences for students from under-resourced communities in partnership with high-performing charter schools. Change Summer currently operates four

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CharterFolk X, Vol 2.8 – Lester Long: From Driving Trucks to Driving Achievement – Providing “A Lucens Exemplum” of What the Charter School Movement is All About

Greetings, CharterFolk! This morning we are celebrating Lester Long, Founder and Executive Director of Classical Charter Schools in the South Bronx as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Lester is in his 16th year leading the Classical Charter Schools. The average school leader’s tenure is four years, with only 11% staying longer than 10 years. Lester is not leaving.

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CharterFolk Contributor Amanda Aragon – Never More Concerned About the State of Public Education, Never More Convicted that Change is Possible, and More Dedicated than Ever to Make that Change a Reality

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Amanda Aragon, the Executive Director of NewMexicoKidsCAN. I provide a brief bio below. Amanda was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and grew up surrounded by a large and close-knit extended family. Upon graduation from Rio Rancho High School, Amanda left New

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California Charter School Enrollment Plummets – This is the Armageddon that 1505 and New CSP Regulations Represent. Get Your Comments in Today!

Good day, CharterFolk. In recent days we have been sharing posts from Californians offering cautionary tales about how bad AB1505 impacts are on charter schools and imploring all CharterFolk to submit comments in order to fight proposed new regulations to the federal Charter Schools Program, which are an effort to make AB1505 the national charter

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