The Center on Reinventing Public Education is a research and policy analysis center at the University of Washington developing systemwide solutions for K–12 public education.
Our analyses help cities—and the states that set the rules for them—develop flexible but rigorous methods of public oversight, implement and test them, and continuously learn from experience. We document successes and failures and suggest next steps. We also convene the Portfolio Network, a group of civic and education leaders in over 45 cities to help them learn from one another.
Making School Choice Work
We are conducting a multi-year research project that includes case studies, parent surveys, and interviews with policymakers and school and community leaders in “high-choice” cities to identify challenges like uneven school quality and lack of transportation. We're also studying promising solutions such as common enrollment and common accountability systems, as well as parent information programs, to learn what works and what needs to be refined.