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Charter Board Partners

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.

Staying in Compliance: You Snooze, You Lose

April 28, 2015 by Sarah Brody

Why charter board members can’t hit the snooze button when it comes to compliance, and resources to help your board with compliance monitoring and oversight.

Doubling Down on Standard 2: Support an Effective School Leader

April 01, 2015 by Simmons Lettre

CBP Standards for Effective Governance states that the board must ensure exceptional school leadership. Simmons Lettre delves into what this actually means to support an excellent charter school leader.

Q&A with Naomi Rubin DeVeaux, Deputy Director, DC Public Charter School Board

March 18, 2015 by Kate Williamson

The authorizer's perspective on charter school governance, boards’ responsibilities, common missteps boards make, as well how boards can impact school quality.

Shining a Light on our Blind Spots

March 09, 2015 by Raël Nelson James

When facing the unique challenges of today's diverse population, what is your boards "blind spot"?

Benchmark Your Board: Composition

March 05, 2015 by Simmons Lettre

The latest trends among nonprofit boards across the country. Charter school board members: how does your board compare?