Good Governance: The Foundation for Good Schools

| March 4, 2019

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What’s the number one problem in the charter sector? David Frank thinks it’s the lack of board governance capacity. “Strong boards would ameliorate many of the problems of practice that charter schools have, from those that are struggling to our high performing charter schools,” said Frank.As the Executive Director of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Charter School Office in Albany, David Frank (@dfranknyc) works with senior leadership to decide which charter schools get approval to open and which schools earn the right to stay open.

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