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Doubling Down on Standard 2: Support an Effective School Leader

April 01, 2015 by Simmons Lettre

CBP Standards for Effective Governance states that the board must ensure exceptional school leadership. Simmons Lettre delves into what this actually means to support an excellent charter school leader.

Benchmark Your Board: Composition

March 05, 2015 by Simmons Lettre

The latest trends among nonprofit boards across the country. Charter school board members: how does your board compare?

A MUST READ Governance Report

February 18, 2015 by Simmons Lettre

The first in a series of posts digging into the latest report from BoardSource on nonprofit board practices.

Yes, Board Chairs CAN Make the Work More Fun

February 12, 2015 by Simmons Lettre

Board members want to make a positive impact on the charter schools they serve, and they want to use their talents and brain power to do so. So board chairs, ask yourselves: how is your board spending your board meeting time?


January 21, 2015 by Simmons Lettre

Advice to board chairs, from board chairs.

GreatBoards Series: Paradise by the Dashboard Light

November 10, 2014 by Simmons Lettre

What do great boards do when it comes to being accountable for the academic results of their students? They make dashboards. (1 of 6)

How to Move Toward Deeper Conversations in the Boardroom

October 23, 2014 by Simmons Lettre

Ideas for jumpstarting deeper and more generative conversations in the boardroom.

Focus, People

October 15, 2014 by Simmons Lettre

Tips for regaining focus in the boardroom--and putting an end to multi-tasking.

100 Board Members Working for DC Students

October 07, 2014 by Carrie C. Irvin, Simmons Lettre

CBP celebrates its 100th board member joining a charter school board.