Red States

CharterFolk Contributor Starlee Coleman – A Rallying Cry:  We Need More Charters

Hello CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Starlee Coleman, the CEO of the Texas Public Charter Schools Association (TPCSA). I provide Starlee’s bio below. Starlee Coleman has 20 years of experience turning public policy ideas into laws. Through strategic public affairs and PR campaigns, grassroots engagement, and coalition development, Starlee

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CharterFolk Contributor John Armbrust – Austin Achieve:  Celebrating a Decade and Learning From Our Scholars and Families How to Best Serve the Community

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from John Armbrust, Founder and CEO of Austin Achieve Public Schools. Austin Achieve Public Schools is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter school preparing Austin youth to attend and excel at top universities. Austin Achieve is no stranger to the CharterFolk movement. Founder and

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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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Newspapers Lament But Offer No Suggestions for Better Education Leadership; Lewis Center Shows Us All How to Celebrate the 30th; Don’t Assume Simple Smiles in Red States

Good morning, CharterFolk. It’s been a big week for CharterFolk of the Year voting. Thanks to all who have already gotten in your ballot. Remember, voting ends tonight at midnight pacific time. So get your vote in now. It only takes 30 seconds. We’ll announce our four finalists on Tuesday. Meanwhile, I would like to

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