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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.

CBP is Building Partnerships With Impact

March 20, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

We are working coast-to-coast to help public charter schools strengthen their boards, improve accountability by empowering boards to exercise oversight, and raise awareness of the importance of effective and diverse boards. Our work helps improve individual schools, and it also strengthens the charter school sector as a whole.

CBP Partners with Latinos for Education

March 17, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin, Amanda Fernandez

Charter Board Partners launches a groundbreaking, partnership with Latinos for Education to help education organizations build more diverse boards, and to help bring more Latino leaders into education-related board service.

Top 10 Reasons To Join a Charter School Board

February 06, 2017 by Shereen Williams

CBP's Shereen Williams shares her top ten reasons to join a charter school board--don't miss this spirited take on why you should consider this important, meaningful civic engagement opportunity.

Is Governance Having a Moment?

October 14, 2016 by Carrie C. Irvin

Lots of governance talk this week! Here's CBP's take. We're excited to see partners and friends across sectors focus on the importance of strong and diverse boards.

Charter boards need to understand school discipline

July 09, 2016 by Carrie C. Irvin

Another entry in the ongoing and important discussion about student discipline in public charter schools. CBP CEO Carrie Irvin discusses the crucial relationship between charter school boards and their authorizer in DC.

Want a Great New School? Get the Board on Board

July 01, 2016 by Carrie C. Irvin

In collaboration with Tom Vander Ark, CBP CEO Carrie Irvin offers some thoughts for school founders about the importance of building a strong board from the start.

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.