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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.