8 episodes

Listen to experts in education discuss critical topics that  will help to answer questions like, “What can be done to ensure families have access to high-quality education for their children? How can school leaders allow educators the autonomy they need to best serve students? How should schools be held accountable for their performance? And when we say ‘quality,’ what does that really mean?"

Community Conversations with NACSA National Association of Charter School Authorizers

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Listen to experts in education discuss critical topics that  will help to answer questions like, “What can be done to ensure families have access to high-quality education for their children? How can school leaders allow educators the autonomy they need to best serve students? How should schools be held accountable for their performance? And when we say ‘quality,’ what does that really mean?"

    Great Authorizers are Equitable Authorizers

    Great Authorizers are Equitable Authorizers

    Veronica Brooks-Uy, NACSA's Vice President of Policy and Institutional Change sits down with Dr. Kelli Peterson, founder of The Ed.ucateD Approach, to discuss the ongoing need for and importance of closing the DEI gap and challenges on the journey.

    • 34 min
    New School Applications: Shifting Rigor

    New School Applications: Shifting Rigor

    NACSA Vice President of Authorizer and Learning Development, David Greenberg, sits down with Laurie Schroeder (Innovative Quality Schools) and Jason Moore (Buckeye Community Hope Foundation) to discuss the importance of shifting the rigor of the new school application process from paper to people and what they are doing in their offices to accomplish this.

    Explore NACSA's latest resource, The Capacities of Charter School Founding Teams: How to Identify and Assess for School Success. 

    • 34 min
    Free, Public, Open to All

    Free, Public, Open to All

    NACSA’s Vice President of Communications, Courtney Hughley, sits down with Ebony Lee, partner at the Charter School Growth Fund and NACSA board member, and Steven Cruz, communications director at City Fund. 

    Live from NACSACon 2023, Courtney, Ebony and Steven discuss the importance of authorizers using their platforms to tell the story and the work of the free, public and open to all charter schools. 

    • 39 min
    Applying Authorizing Principles Across Education

    Applying Authorizing Principles Across Education

    NACSA's Director of Strategic Partnerships, Jason Zwara, sits down with Joseph Escobedo, Director of Charter Schools, Albuquerque Public Schools, and David Frank, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Education Policy at the New York State Education Department, to discuss the importance of applying authorizing principles across education. 



     

    • 26 min
    The Evolution of School Accountability

    The Evolution of School Accountability

    NACSA’s Director of Authorizer & School Quality, Jay Whalen, sits down with Rafael Simmons, Chief Portfolio Innovation and Accountability Officer at New Orleans Public Schools, and Jeff Wasbes, Executive Deputy Director for Accountability
    at SUNY Charter Schools Institute, to discuss the evolution and future of school accountability. 

    • 35 min
    Working With Communities

    Working With Communities

    NACSA’s Vice President of Authorizer Learning and Development, David
    Greenberg, sits down with  founder of Venn Education, Dave Hartman, to discuss the importance of making community voices, needs, aspirations, and involvement central to all authorizing decisions.

    Learn more about NACSA and our mission by visiting https://qualitycharters.org/ and explore the idea of centering communities.

     

    • 32 min

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