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Charter Board Partners
Featured Post
September 20, 2017 by Pat Talbert Smith

So You’re Joining a Board

Pat Talbert Smith shares advice for a person of color joining a charter school board.

Reinventing America’s Schools

September 18, 2017 by Charter Board Partners

CBP Co-Founder and CEO Carrie Irvin is featured and quoted in David Osborne's new book, "Reinventing America's Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System. She talks about the critical role that strong and effective charter school boards play in creating quality schools that get results.

Governance Tip #7 Being a Great Board Chair, Part 2

August 30, 2017 by Shereen Williams

This is the second of two videos with tips on the critical role of the board chair in effective charter school boards. See https://charterboards.org/blog/post/governance-tip-6-be-a-great-board-chair for Part 1

Governance Tip #6: Be a Great Board Chair!

August 14, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Being a board chair is hard work! And a critical role in an effective charter school board. In this video, Governance Tip #6, I share five tips on how to be a great board chair in this first of two videos on the topic.

Blue Schools is Great News for Denver

August 11, 2017 by Debbie Lister

Congratulations to Blue School Partners and to the education community in Denver.

Send us to SXSW EDU!

August 09, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

Send us to Austin.

Perspective & Commitment Impact School Leadership

August 01, 2017 by Chinesom Ejiasa

Chinesom Ejiasa writes about what guided him as a person of color serving on a largely white board of a school that serves a diverse student body.

A Year of New Initiatives

July 26, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

Year-end message from Carrie Irvin, CEO and Co-founder

In NYC, Like Everywhere, School Boards are Key

July 20, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

A recent New York Times article lays out the case for mayoral control of schools and explains the argument against district school boards. But there is another important school dimension of governance: the school-level, non-elected, nonprofit boards that govern the 200+ public charter schools in New York City and thousands more schools across the country.

It’s Time for Those Difficult Conversations

July 19, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

If we want our schools to shape citizens who will make the world a better place, we must talk about issues of diversity, race, equity, and power. Yet many charter school boards avoid these issues, or just skate on their surface.