CSP Partner Tuesdays: Legislative Luncheon/Replication of high-performing charters

Last week, CSP’s Legislative Luncheon featured Rep. Sondra Erickson, GOP leader on the Education Policy Committee in the Minnesota House (and former chair of the committee) as well as presentations by CSP staff on Charters 2.0 and the new CSP Issue Brief on Minnesota’s new accountability system (MMR/FR).  The event was held at the beautiful Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School on St. Paul’s East Side, a facility that also houses the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota.
 
Rep. Sondra Erickson at CSP's 2013 Legislative Luncheon. The packed luncheon included over 50 individuals from CSP's growing 'Community of Excellence' which included CSP Partner Schools, several authorizers and many of our ed-reform partners. We were honored to have former Congressman Martin Sabo as part of the group. Congressman Sabo (upper right) sits on the board of the Upper Mississippi Academy, which will be opening in 2013 on the grounds of Fort Snelling.

Rep. Sondra Erickson at CSP’s 2013 Legislative Luncheon. The packed luncheon included over 50 individuals from CSP’s growing ‘Community of Excellence’ which included CSP Partner Schools, several authorizers and many of our ed-reform partners. We were honored to have former Congressman Martin Sabo as part of the group. Congressman Sabo (upper right) sits on the board of the Upper Mississippi Academy, which will be opening in 2013 on the grounds of Fort Snelling.

 
 
Charters 2.0: ‘Organizational and Management Practices for Replicating High Quality Schools’

A key component of Charters 2.0 is the replication of high-quality charter schools. To that end, on December 4th, CSP hosted national experts Daryl Cobb of the Charter School Growth Fund and Jim Ford,  formerly of the National Council of La Raza and now a consultant helping quality charter schools replicate, who both led an engaging discussion on the subject of growing Minnesota’s home-grown charter successes.