The State of Charter School Governance: 2021

The State of Charter School Governance: 2021

On March 31, join experts from Charter School Growth Fund, NACSA, and BoardOnTrack to discuss the results of our second-annual Charter School Governance Index.

Last year, our first-ever Charter School Governance Index revealed four surprising trends that were a wake-up call for charter school CEOs and board members alike.

  1. To be effective, charter school boards must get aligned on their priorities. What people named as their top governance priorities was starkly different depending on their role on the governance team.
  2. Charter school CEOs and board members were unified in a focus on increasing board member engagement and productivity.
  3. Recruiting and onboarding new board members were paramount primarily to CEOs & board chairs.
  4. Board members and CEOs needed better board meetings. Board chairs didn’t see it this way.

Download last year’s report here.


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What’s changed in charter school governance amid the pandemic?

So much has changed since our first Governance Index was released.

Join this timely discussion led by three nationally-recognized leaders in the field:

  • Karega Rausch, President and CEO, National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)
  • Darryl Cobb, President, Charter School Growth Fund
  • Marci Cornell-Feist, Founder and CEO, BoardOnTrack

Learn what our second-annual Charter School Governance Index reveals about what charter school boards, CEOs, and staff are focused on and challenged by right now.

Charter schools exist to equitably deliver exceptional academic results for kids. It’s been an incredibly difficult mission to fulfill this year.

Charter school CEOs, boards, and staff, have rallied and struggled and persevered in the face of ever-evolving challenges. And the job was never easy.

This year’s second-annual Charter School Governance Index reveals three primary themes in how charter schools are being governed through this unprecedented moment: accountability, partnership, and sustainability.

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