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Governance Tip #12: Standards for Effective Charter School Governance

April 19, 2018 by Shereen Williams

How can you and your board be most effective? Use CBP's six standards for effective charter school governance as your guiding framework.

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?

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.

Governance Tip #8: Are You Managing When You Should Be Governing?

November 16, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Don't do the school leader's job! Do yours: provide strategic direction and oversight.

Board Chairs on Being a Board Chair

November 13, 2017 by David Connerty-Marin

We asked three board chairs to give their advice to new board chairs. Here’s what they said.

Governance is Rad!

November 07, 2017 by Kate Essex

"Governance" may not sound sexy, but you might think it's pretty "rad," after you hear CBP's Kate Essex explain it.