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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.

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.

Diversity in Action: Program Increases Latino Representation on Boston Education Boards

July 08, 2018 by Amanda Fernandez, Carrie C. Irvin

A year and a half after piloting the Latino Board Fellows Program, 19 Latino leaders have been selected, trained, and matched to the boards of directors of education nonprofits and charter schools in Boston.

Reflecting on ASU+GSV: Injecting Innovation into Charter Schools Through Their Boards

Bolstering charter school and CMO boards with new talent and with information about innovation and opportunity is an incredibly powerful lever for improving student outcomes.

Send us to SXSW EDU!

August 09, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

Send us to Austin.

A Year of New Initiatives

July 26, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

Year-end message from Carrie Irvin, CEO and Co-founder

In NYC, Like Everywhere, School Boards are Key

July 20, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

A recent New York Times article lays out the case for mayoral control of schools and explains the argument against district school boards. But there is another important school dimension of governance: the school-level, non-elected, nonprofit boards that govern the 200+ public charter schools in New York City and thousands more schools across the country.

It’s Time for Those Difficult Conversations

July 19, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

If we want our schools to shape citizens who will make the world a better place, we must talk about issues of diversity, race, equity, and power. Yet many charter school boards avoid these issues, or just skate on their surface.

Board Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

May 12, 2017 by Carrie C. Irvin

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness on Charter School Boards: Join CBP in an ongoing discussion of these issues and how they relate to good governance, accountability, and improving educational opportunities for all students.