Join Betheny Gross, senior research analyst and research director at CRPE, for an Education Week webinar on helping parents navigate the school choice process.
Betheny Gross is a Senior Research Analyst and Research Director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) and Affiliate Faculty, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, at the University of Washington Bothell. She coordinates CRPE’s quantitative research initiatives, including analysis of portfolio districts, charter schools, and emerging teacher evaluation policies. Dr. Gross has examined evidence and outcomes of district reform across the country, including Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Denver, and Broward County, and she has advised and consulted with districts leaders to formulate strategy and implementation. She is an expert at translating complex performance and accountability data for diverse users, from district leaders to parents, in cities including New York and Seattle. She is an authority on teacher quality and labor market issues, and she led the four-year, federally funded “Inside Charter Schools” initiative, which examined human resource and leadership practices in charter schools. Dr. Gross is co-author of an upcoming book on portfolio districts and the author of numerous research reports and articles. Her work has been published in several journals, including Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, American Education Research Journal, Journal of Education Finance, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Dr. Gross is a regular contributor to national education conferences and serves as a data advisor for Seattle’s Road Map for Education Results, a community and schools collaboration to improve the performance of low-income and minority students in Seattle. Prior to working at CRPE she was a research analyst at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a math instructor at the University of Wisconsin. She also leads the Center’s “Reinventing the Wheel” Bike to Work efforts, with several eager riders and many more reluctant ones.
Dr. Gross holds a BA in Economics and Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Economics from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This report examines the implementation and early results of common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans.
Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this fourth volume of the SEA of the Future details how rural schools and districts are innovative in how they deliver services, recruit teachers, use technology, and serve special...
Published in coordination with A+ Denver, the report evaluates Denver's SchoolChoice enrollment system from 2012 to 2014.
A survey of 4,000 parents in eight "high-choice" cities finds parents are taking advantage of choice, but they want more good options.
This report summarizes CRPE's past two years of research and findings of special education in charter schools.
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Here's where to find CRPE experts at the 2015 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) 40th Annual Research Conference in DC.
At the release event for a new report, researchers discussed why Denver charter schools appear to serve fewer special education students than district-run schools.
The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas—from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy.
Several CRPE researchers are presenting work at the 2014 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Spring Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 13-15.
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Education Week reporter Andrew Ujifusa reviews the fourth volume of "The SEA of the Future," which focuses on rural education.
CRPE's new report on common enrollment in Denver and New Orleans is featured in this Education Week article.
Report details lessons from Denver and New Orleans
CRPE's report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice is referenced in this Education Week article.
CRPE's report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice, is discussed in this Education Next blog.
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Common enrollment more fairly and effectively distributes the available supply of schools, writes Betheny Gross. It also highlights the need for more high-quality schools to go around.
As National School Choice Week comes to a close, Christine Campbell reflects on the Portfolio Network meeting in Memphis on school choice and the fact that school choice can mean different things to different people.
Make it less intrusive and more meaningful, but don't get rid of annual testing, writes Betheny Gross.
Robin Lake wraps up our blog series on accountability with a look at where we go from here.
Jochim and Gross argue that, while the Feds should take a hard look at the rules and regulations they put on SEAs' use of funds, the efforts of entrepreneurial states suggest that SEAs should seize the flexibility they already have.
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