EdPlex was honored to design and facilitate the Deciding to Found a Public Charter School workshop for educators in Las Vegas, Nevada in partnership with the Nevada Department of Education. This workshop enabled veteran teachers and instructional leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges inherent to founding a new public charter school. A group of aspiring school founders explored topics including:

  • What level of experience does it take to found a charter school?
  • What are the unique opportunities and challenges of founding a public charter school?
  • How can I address challenges in the start-up process?

Many thanks to our panelists: Ben Salkowe from Equipo Academy, Adam Johnson from Democracy Prep and Justin Brecht from Building Excellent Schools. Thank you also to our session collaborators, the Nevada Achievement School District, the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority and the Charter School Association of Nevada.