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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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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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The Pit, the Pendulum, and Our Decade of Truth

Good morning, CharterFolk. Great to see such positive reaction to our CharterFolk of the Year announcement yesterday. I also appreciated those of you who reached out to offer kind regards on the first year anniversary of CharterFolk. It’s been an incredibly fun ride. Thanks to all of you for making it possible. So much has

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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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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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