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A Good Match in Florida

June 05, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Eric Deraspe had been thinking for years about volunteering to serve on a charter school board. Through Charter Board Partners, Eric joined the board of Pepin Academies, a charter school network with two schools in Hillsborough County, Florida, and one in nearby Pasco County. He serves as chair of the Finance Committee.

Kansas City: We’re Already Implementing

May 10, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Ron Cattelino has been a board member at Crossroads Charter Schools in Kansas City, Missouri, for four years. We asked Ron a few questions about his experience attending two CBP trainings, including what he brought back to the board at Crossroads.

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.

Shayna Hammond: Sharing Responsibility for DEI

March 13, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Shayna talks about the excitement of serving on a start-up, what she’s learning on the board of a more established school, and the importance of all board members—not just board members of color—for discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How Board Members Can (and Why They Should) Speak Up

February 07, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Advice from five leaders with broad experience on how charter school board members can advocate for their schools, their students, and all students in public schools.

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.

Where’s CBP? November Edition

December 06, 2017 by David Connerty-Marin

In November we were in Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, and Washington, DC. The footprint of our impact is growing!

Eric Reese: Impact on the Ground

November 28, 2017 by David Connerty-Marin

Eric Reese, Vice Chair of the board of Creative Minds International Public Charter School, says to ask questions and speak to everyone you can, when first joining a charter school board.

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.