Community Conversations with NACSA

Community Conversations with NACSA

Listen to experts in education discuss critical topics that will help to answer questions like, “What can be done to ensure families have access to high-quality education for their children? How can school leaders allow educators the autonomy they need to best serve students? How should schools be held accountable for their performance? And when we say ‘quality,’ what does that really mean?"


February 19, 2024 34 mins

Veronica Brooks-Uy, NACSA's Vice President of Policy and Institutional Change sits down with Dr. Kelli Peterson, founder of The Ed.ucateD Approach, to discuss the ongoing need for and importance of closing the DEI gap and challenges on the journey.

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NACSA Vice President of Authorizer and Learning Development, David Greenberg, sits down with Laurie Schroeder (Innovative Quality Schools) and Jason Moore (Buckeye Community Hope Foundation) to discuss the importance of shifting the rigor of the new school application process from paper to people and what they are doing in their offices to accomplish this.

Explore NACSA's latest resource, The Capacities of Charter Sch...

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December 11, 2023 39 mins

NACSA’s Vice President of Communications, Courtney Hughley, sits down with Ebony Lee, partner at the Charter School Growth Fund and NACSA board member, and Steven Cruz, communications director at City Fund. 

Live from NACSACon 2023, Courtney, Ebony and Steven discuss the importance of authorizers using their platforms to tell the story and the work of the free, public and open to all charter schools. 

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NACSA's Director of Strategic Partnerships, Jason Zwara, sits down with Joseph Escobedo, Director of Charter Schools, Albuquerque Public Schools, and David Frank, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Education Policy at the New York State Education Department, to discuss the importance of applying authorizing principles across education. 


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September 26, 2023 35 mins

NACSA’s Director of Authorizer & School Quality, Jay Whalen, sits down with Rafael Simmons, Chief Portfolio Innovation and Accountability Officer at New Orleans Public Schools, and Jeff Wasbes, Executive Deputy Director for Accountability
at SUNY Charter Schools Institute, to discuss the evolution and future of school accountability. 

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August 21, 2023 32 mins

NACSA’s Vice President of Authorizer Learning and Development, David
Greenberg, sits down with  founder of Venn Education, Dave Hartman, to discuss the importance of making community voices, needs, aspirations, and involvement central to all authorizing decisions.

Learn more about NACSA and our mission by visiting and explore the idea of centering communities.


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NACSA's Vice President of Policy and Institutional Change, Veronica Brooks-Uy,  sits down with NACSA's Chief Operating and Talent Officer, Guerschmide Saint-Ange, to discuss DEI in authorizing and the broader education sector.

Access NACSA's toolkit - Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
Learn more about charter school authorizing and why it matters

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The National Association of Charter School Authorizers' (NACSA) Vice President of Communications, Courtney Hughley, sits down with NACSA President & CEO, M. Karega Rausch, Ph.D., to dispel myths about charter school oversight and accountability.

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