Sarah Tantillo

Guest Blogger

Managing Director of Humanities, Great Oaks Legacy Charter Schools network

Newark, New Jersey

Sarah Tantillo founded and led both the NJ Charter School Resource Center and NJ Charter Schools Association. Currently she is Managing Director of Humanities at the Great Oaks Legacy Charter Schools network in Newark, NJ. She has written three books on literacy instruction as well as her new book, Hit The Drum: An Insider’s Account of How the Charter School Idea Became a National Movement.

 

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Posted May 29, 2019

3 Things You May Not Know About Charter Schools

Recently, when I announced the release of my newest book on charter schools, a woman I know from the gym…

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