Texas

CharterFolk Contributor Allen Anderson – The Intersection of Politics and Education: A Charter Authorization Story

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Allen Anderson, Pahara Fellow and former Board Chair at The Village Academy for Speech and Debate. I provide Allen’s bio below. Allen Anderson is the Vice President of Selection at Pahara Institute. In his role, Allen leads the vision-setting and strategy for identifying,

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CharterFolk Contributor David Akdemir – The Power of Collaboration: Charter Schools Uniting for Educational Excellence

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Dr. David Akdemir, the Executive Director of Harmony Education Solutions. I provide David’s bio below. Dr. David C. Akdemir is the Executive Director of Harmony Education Solutions, the purpose of which is to provide support and consultation for international and national schools

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CharterFolk Contributor Bryce Adams – “The Kitchen Table”

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Bryce Adams, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Texas Public Charter Schools Association (TPCSA). I provide Bryce’s bio below. Bryce Adams serves as Vice President of Government Affairs with the goal of empowering families with a slate of high-quality public school

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CharterFolk Contributor Porsche Chisley – Expanding Our Impact

Hello CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Porsche Chisley, Senior Director of Special Projects of The Mind Trust. I provide a bio for Porsche below. As the Senior Director of Special Projects, Porsche Chisley supports the creation and implementation of special projects meant to expand the impact of The Mind

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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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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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