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Charter Board Partners
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March 20, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

CBP is Building Partnerships Across the Country

We’ve been working coast-to-coast with partners, stakeholders, and leaders to strengthen boards, improve accountability, and help charter schools improve the quality and diversity of their boards. Here's where we've been building partnerships and improving charter school governance across the country recently.

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.

Where’s CBP now?

February 12, 2018 by Charter Board Partners

The CBP team took to the skies and rails to work with partners around the country just before and after the new year. Read about our travels.

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.

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?

Happy Holidays from CBP!

December 21, 2017 by Charter Board Partners

Happy Holidays from the CBP team!

A Seat at the Table for Parents

December 14, 2017 by Venus Valladares

Venus Valladares, a charter school parent board member, spoke Tuesday night at the CBP Holiday Party about the role of a parent on a charter school board. Here are her remarks.