Charter Conversations

Leaders in the charter school space share insights and inspiration.

Our back-to-school web series features experts in design, construction, education, and operations who will share their thoughts on creating safer environments for our students.

Designing Schools For and Beyond a Pandemic

Aug 27, 2020

Mark Thaler of global design firm Gensler talks about effective pandemic-related changes to educational spaces that are adaptable to future changes and challenges.

Planning for Reopening Schools

Aug 6, 2020

Eric Tucker and Tricia Forrest join Dru Damico on Charter Conversations for a deep dive into the considerations needed for a comprehensive back-to-school reopening plan.

Adapting School Facilities for COVID

Jul 21, 2020

Joseph Khoury, MCN Build, and Raj Setty, Setty & Associates, discuss critical items to consider when making facilities upgrades for a safer school opening in Fall 2020.

Relationships and Long-term Impact

Jun 12, 2020

A candid conversation with Joe Bruno, president of Building Hope Holdings, about the importance of relationships.

“It’s not one-to-one, it’s organization-to-organization.”

Public / Private Partnerships

Jun 6, 2020

Matt Strong and Monica White, co-founders of Elevate Academy, share their unique journey to charter school success through community-building and public-private partnerships.

Place-Based Charter Schools

May 29, 2020

Paul Morrissey, Founder & CEO of Compass Rose Academy in Austin, TX, shares the inspiration for his educational career, his unique parent-engagement strategies, and his advice for new charter school leaders.

America’s Toughest Principal

May 22, 2020

Why America’s Toughest Principal holds students and parents accountable.

Data and Community Outreach Impoves School Choice

May 15, 2020

How access to data and community outreach improves school choice | Opportunity 180.

Expanding A Charter School Network

May 8, 2020

In twenty years, IDEA Public Schools grew from an afterschool program in Donna, Texas into a network of charter schools that will serve more than 100,000 students nationwide.

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