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Why the Last Thing in the World We Want to Do is Oppose a Moratorium

Good morning, CharterFolk. Lots going on in Charterland. Before we get to today’s post, though, I want to offer another thank you to Nate Durant for his piece about how to rethink summer school. In it, he basically argues for providing students greater agency over their own educational experience. We are in a period when

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The Real Herd Immunity We Need in Public Education Today

Good morning, CharterFolk. I start today with a question that we’ve been pondering for months. What will happen to our nation’s public schools when we achieve “herd immunity”? Well, in recent days, we’ve been starting to get our answer. From New Jersey … … to Hawaii … … and to every place in between …

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Marshall Plan? Can Big School Districts Marshall Anything at All?

Good day, CharterFolk. Getting this one off to you several hours late. Been one of those weeks … I start with a few quick updates on matters we’re tracking here at CharterFolk. First, we’re excited to see the turnout for the Final Round Voting for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. If you haven’t voted

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Final Round Voting for the 2021 CharterFolk of the Year Award

Thank you for your interest in voting in the final round for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. Below you will find the four finalists for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. Information about each of our nominees may be accessed at the CharterFolk X section of our website. You may also find additional information

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Blue State Blues? News to Make You Smile.

Good morning, CharterFolk. Thanks to so many of you who turned in your vote yesterday for CharterFolk of the Year. It’s fun to see another uptick in participation. Those who are yet to cast your ballot may do so here. We’ve had in the past couple of days some questions about why Emilio Pack doesn’t

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Final Week of Voting for CharterFolk of the Year Round 1

Good morning, CharterFolk. I hope your weeks are off to a great start. I wanted to get out a last reminder to you that our preliminary round of voting for CharterFolk of the Year will end at midnight Pacific Time on Friday April 30th. We’ve had an excellent turnout so far, but it would be

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Appreciating Even More Deeply the Miracles that Got Us Started

Good morning, CharterFolk. Along with all of you, I’m tracking developments on many matters followed here at CharterFolk. We saw Cindy Marten’s nomination clear committee on a 14-8 vote. My reaction? Did I ever think we were going to stop her nomination from advancing? No. Did I think it important we make Marten pay a

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