The Grade


Hosted by Jess and Joe from our Communications team, The Grade is the Northeast Charter Schools Network podcast! Tune in as NECSN staff and guests educate listeners on the origin of charter schools, share advice and tips for schools, and discuss the current happenings and hot topics in the news and in the charter world. Check us out on iTunes!


Current Episode

Episode 7 - ISAAC and Writers Block Ink - Students at the Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication in New London, CT are getting a unique opportunity this summer thanks to a partnership with Writers Block Ink. David Howes from ISAAC and Adriane Jefferson from Writers Block join The Grade to discuss how kids are getting engaged in social issues through the arts.

Previous Episodes

Episode 1 - The New York State Budget - NECSN Interim NYS Director Andrea Rogers stops by to discuss what the budget means for charter schools.

Episode 2 - Julio Fuentes of Hispanic CREO talks Charter Awareness Day and more! - Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of Hispanic CREO, joins the team to talk Charter Awareness Day in Hartford, the importance of education reform around the nation, parent advocacy and more!

Episode 3 - Charter Schools and Social Media - Jess and Joe discuss how charter schools can get more involved on social media!

Episode 4 - Kyle Reflects - On the latest episode of The Grade, former NECSN CEO Kyle Rosenkrans reflects on his time with us and talks the state of education reform in New York and Connecticut.

Episode 5 - Celebrating 20 Years of CT Charter Schools - We are joined by NECSN CT State Director Jeremiah Grace for a conversation with Alex Johnston of Impact for Education, Liz Cox of Common Ground High School, and Bruce Ravage of Park City Prep Charter School. Relax and enjoy a conversation on the state of Connecticut's charter movement and education reform after two decades.

Episode 6 - Talking NY Charters With Bob Bellafiore - We are joined by New York charter architect Bob Bellafiore to discuss how the charter school law was passed, and gives perspective on how far charters have come as well as where they are headed.

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