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Charter Board Partners

What is Governance Academy?

January 23, 2018 by Debbie Lister

Debbie Lister, CBP's Chief Governance and Program Operations Officer, took a few minutes out of a recent CBP Governance Academy session to talk about the value it brings to being a board member. "It's a big job," she says, "but you have a chance to have a huge impact."

Maria Blaeuer: Education is a Civil Right

January 17, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Spreadsheets and staffing plans might be boring, but not when you think about them as necessary tools to supporting a child's civil and human right to a good education. Maria Blaeuer, board treasurer at Kingsman Academy PCS, talks about that and the joys and challenges of board service.

Governance Tip #11: How Often Should Your Board Meet?

December 28, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Don’t make the mistake of not meeting enough.

Governance Tip #10: Enrollment—Behind the Numbers

December 21, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Board members usually pay attention to their school’s enrollment numbers, but are you looking deeper at gender and racial break-downs, socio-economic diversity and other factors?

Happy Holidays from CBP!

December 21, 2017 by Charter Board Partners

Happy Holidays from the CBP team!

A Seat at the Table for Parents

December 14, 2017 by Venus Valladares

Venus Valladares, a charter school parent board member, spoke Tuesday night at the CBP Holiday Party about the role of a parent on a charter school board. Here are her remarks.

Where’s CBP? November Edition

December 06, 2017 by David Connerty-Marin

In November we were in Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, and Washington, DC. The footprint of our impact is growing!

Governance Tip #9: Board Composition

December 06, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Do you have the right mix of people and expertise on your board? Here's Shereen with some things you should be thinking about.

Eric Reese: Impact on the Ground

November 28, 2017 by David Connerty-Marin

Eric Reese, Vice Chair of the board of Creative Minds International Public Charter School, says to ask questions and speak to everyone you can, when first joining a charter school board.