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February 06, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Top 10 Reasons To Join a Charter School Board

CBP's Shereen Williams shares her top ten reasons to join a charter school board--don't miss this spirited take on why you should consider this important, meaningful civic engagement opportunity.

Building, Engaging, and Activating a Community:  CBP’s Upcoming Convening for Board Members of Color

January 26, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin, Sid Smith

Charter Board Partners is excited to announce our upcoming convening for charter school board members of color in Washington, DC. This blog post shares some of the questions we'll be addressing and offers our reasons for organizing this discussion.

Is Governance Having a Moment?

October 14, 2016 by Carrie C. Irvin

Lots of governance talk this week! Here's CBP's take. We're excited to see partners and friends across sectors focus on the importance of strong and diverse boards.

A Welcome Spotlight on DC’s Charter School Board Members

September 29, 2016 by Carrie C. Irvin

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Bellwether Education released a report today, "Charter School Boards in the Nation's Capital." CBP offers our thoughts about the report's recommendations.

Charter boards need to understand school discipline

July 09, 2016 by Carrie C. Irvin

Another entry in the ongoing and important discussion about student discipline in public charter schools. CBP CEO Carrie Irvin discusses the crucial relationship between charter school boards and their authorizer in DC.

Want a Great New School? Get the Board on Board

July 01, 2016 by Carrie C. Irvin

In collaboration with Tom Vander Ark, CBP CEO Carrie Irvin offers some thoughts for school founders about the importance of building a strong board from the start.

Charter School Boards Need to be Part of the Discipline Solution

CBP's President, Carrie C. Irvin, and CBP board member and Deputy Director of DC's authorizing agency, Naomi R. DeVeaux, offer their perspective on the role of charter school boards with regard to discipline policies, in response to CRPE's just-released report on discipline policies in charter schools.

Ten Questions Every Charter School Board Should Ask About Talent

June 06, 2016 by Jacqueline Greer

Too often, charter school and CMO boards don't ask enough questions about the recruitment and retention of teachers and staff, yet teacher effectiveness is perhaps the most important indicator of school success. Guest blogger Jacqueline Greer of Urban Teachers shares some questions boards should be asking their CEOs.

Another Non-Profit Bites the Dust:  What About the Board?

April 30, 2016 by Shereen Williams

A prominent DC nonprofit is dissolving due to financial mismanagement. What role did the board play in this bad situation, and what might they have done to change the outcome?

Staying in Compliance with Federal Civil Rights Laws:  Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

August 24, 2015 by Renita K. Thukral, Lauren Baum

With the school year quickly approaching, check out this list of items that charter school boards should confirm are in place at their schools. Not having these items in place could be interpreted as a basic violation of federal civil rights laws.