Betheny Gross argues that a new data tool misses the mark in how it defines public school systems.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education is a research and policy analysis center at the University of Washington Bothell developing systemwide solutions for K–12 public education.
CRPE’s research and policy analysis is focused on the complex systemic challenges affecting public education. We develop, test, and support evidence-based solutions to create new possibilities for the parents, educators, and public officials who strive to improve America's schools. Read more about our approach to research and analysis.
CRPE is based in Seattle and affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. Our work is funded through private philanthropic dollars, federal grants, and contracts.
–Joanne Weiss, Former Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Rich and clear objectives for students; leaders who select and develop effective teachers; staff and leadership united to do whatever it takes; targeted and efficient use of time, money, and talent; sense of responsibility to parents and the public.
Re-missioning States and School Districts | For performance oversight and support
CRPE leads the field in thinking about governance and envisioning a new system of public education for the future. We work closely with city and state leaders across the country who are trying to transform schools in their communities.
Innovative Schools of Choice | For new ways to personalize student learning and leverage teacher talent
Our rigorous research and balanced analysis helps policymakers and community leaders understand how new school models, such as charter schools and technology-based schools, are performing and how they can be replicated.
Realigning Finances | For equity, productivity, and flexibility
We have pioneered research on how funds are used within districts, and how different uses of money could permit innovation and increase children’s learning opportunities. We help leaders at all levels—federal, state, local, and the school—to understand costs and tradeoffs and to direct money where it is most needed.
–Greg Richmond, President and CEO, National Association of Charter School Authorizers