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It started with an email

February 01, 2019 by David Connerty-Marin

The process that brought Lisa Ford to join Frontier School’s board illustrates what a successful board matchmaking experience can (and should!) be like for prospective board candidates and the boards that need them.

Investing in talent at the board level, too

December 19, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

In addition to investing in school leadership, the Cullen Foundation in Buffalo, NY, decided to invest in training for as many charter school board members as they could reach.

Governance Tip #17: Boards impact quality & accountability

December 18, 2018 by Shereen Williams

Research has shown that the effectiveness of a hospital's board of directors correlates to the quality of care patients receive. The same can be said of charter schools. When boards don’t pay attention to their oversight responsibilities, schools can suffer.

Nadia Ramey: Board member and parent

December 10, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Being a parent of two students at the school helps Nadia bring a different, important, and valued perspective to the board of DC Bilingual Public Charter School.

Andrea Sparks Brown: Opportunity to have an impact

November 08, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Andrea Sparks Brown has 28 years of experience as an educator. She’s been a principal, assistant principal, science teacher, and educational consultant. She’s worked in rural, urban, and suburban schools. Until recently, she hadn’t done much with public charter schools, and she decided to learn more.

Barry Caldwell: Diving in

November 05, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Barry Caldwell talks about serving on a board, giving back, and doing his homework.

Take It personally: redefining what It means to serve on a board

September 25, 2018 by Carrie C. Irvin

I want to talk to you about the power of the 15 million people who serve on nonprofit boards in the U.S.

CBP in Action:  Bringing Top Talent to Charter School Boards

July 25, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

It was no surprise when Nasir Qadree said he wasn't interested in joining the board of a school that is already highly successful. “I wanted to be on the board of a school that was experiencing some challenges,” he says.

Effective Boards, Schools: Good for Politics & Kids

July 11, 2018 by Carrie C. Irvin

The political context around charter schools and reform feels fraught. Doubling down on accountability across the sector is essential.