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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.

Governance Tip #7 Being a Great Board Chair, Part 2

August 30, 2017 by Shereen Williams

This is the second of two videos with tips on the critical role of the board chair in effective charter school boards.

Governance Tip #6: Be a Great Board Chair!

August 14, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Being a board chair is hard work! And a critical role in an effective charter school board. In this video, Governance Tip #6, I share five tips on how to be a great board chair in this first of two videos on the topic.

Governance Tip #5: Great Board Meetings

April 24, 2017 by Shereen Williams

From planning the agenda to following up after the meeting, Shereen has a few tips on how to run great board meetings.