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New Resources for Charter Boards: Guidance on School Leadership and Board Recruitment

September 21, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Two new resources aimed at providing guidance to charter school governing boards on school leadership and board recruitment, and developed by Charter Board Partners, are now available through the National Charter School Resource Center.

Governance Tip #15: Does Your Board Know What to Do With a Great Leader?

September 18, 2018 by Shereen Williams

One of the key levers in making your school successful is having a strong and effective leader. How are you as a board member going to make sure that happens?

Governance Tip #14: Are You Ready for a Diverse Board?

September 18, 2018 by Shereen Williams

We talk a lot about the need to be diverse. But are you ready for a diverse board? Do you have a culture that ensures everyone feels welcomed, valued, and supported?

CBP Teams Up with SchoolSmartKC to Bolster Charter School Board Effectiveness

September 10, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Since last fall, we have partnered with SchoolSmartKC, a nonprofit organization working to expand the number of quality schools and influence the policy environment to support school improvement in Kansas City, Missouri.

Independent, non-elected boards make a difference

August 27, 2018 by Carrie C. Irvin

A recent report indicates that independent charter schools do better than charter-like schools run by school districts and offers reasons. Carrie Irvin adds one more reason: independent, non-elected school boards.

Collaboration makes schools, city better

July 28, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Spotlight: Crissy Dastrup applauds the growing collaboration among Kansas City Schools and applauds her training by CBP.

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.

What is a Legacy?

July 20, 2018 by Kate Essex

Imagine a great school represented as a Jenga game, a tower of blocks balanced intricately on top of one another. The leader of your school is one of those blocks, a critical component of the foundation. What would happen if you were forced to remove that block today? Would the structure hold?

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.