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Governance Tip #19: What Board Members Should Know About Special Education

March 07, 2019 by Shereen Williams

As a charter school board member, you may not be an expert in special education, and that's OK. But you should know the right questions to ask.

Good Governance: The Foundation for Good Schools

March 05, 2019 by Tom Vander Ark

Good schools, start with good boards. A look at the importance and impact of a strong, committed school board when it comes to charter school success and growth.

Governance Tip #18: Have you thought about your stakeholders?

February 12, 2019 by Shereen Williams

Stakeholders can affect or be affected by a charter school board's actions, objectives or policies. Shereen highlights the importance of charter school boards considering stakeholder groups in their decision making.

It started with an email

January 31, 2019 by David Connerty-Marin

The process that brought Lisa Ford to join Frontier School’s board illustrates what a successful board matchmaking experience can (and should!) be like for prospective board candidates and the boards that need them.

Investing in talent at the board level, too

December 19, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

In addition to investing in school leadership, the Cullen Foundation in Buffalo, NY, decided to invest in training for as many charter school board members as they could reach.

Governance Tip #17: Boards impact quality & accountability

December 18, 2018 by Shereen Williams

Research has shown that the effectiveness of a hospital's board of directors correlates to the quality of care patients receive. The same can be said of charter schools. When boards don’t pay attention to their oversight responsibilities, schools can suffer.

Board members: Step up on special ed

December 13, 2018 by Kate Essex

Board members can help their schools deliver on the promise of special education.

Nadia Ramey: Board member and parent

December 10, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Being a parent of two students at the school helps Nadia bring a different, important, and valued perspective to the board of DC Bilingual Public Charter School.

Andrea Sparks Brown: Opportunity to have an impact

November 08, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Andrea Sparks Brown has 28 years of experience as an educator. She’s been a principal, assistant principal, science teacher, and educational consultant. She’s worked in rural, urban, and suburban schools. Until recently, she hadn’t done much with public charter schools, and she decided to learn more.