CRPE will help conduct an in-depth, hands-on session to help education reporters understand the portfolio model, at the Education Writers Association's National Seminar.
Christine Campbell is Policy Director and Senior Research Analyst at the University of Washington Bothell’s Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). Ms. Campbell leads the Center's Portfolio School District Project, researching and generating new tools and resources for the 40 districts that are implementing this continuous improvement strategy. She also coordinates the portfolio network meetings.
Ms. Campbell is an expert on school leadership, in both traditional and charter schools, ranging from recruitment and training to retention and succession planning.
Ms. Campbell has researched and analyzed district-wide reforms, the role of superintendents and school boards and central office operations. She has led work on school choice and the charter sector and the ways districts and traditional public schools can respond to competition. Ms. Campbell is on the board of the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network, linking state education advocacy organizations with national experts in policy development, and she served as a reviewer for the federal Race to the Top Competition.
Ms. Campbell is co-author with Paul Hill of Strife and Progress: Portfolio Strategies for Managing Urban Schools (Brookings 2012) and It Takes A City (Brookings 2000). She has also written teaching cases for The Broad Institute for School Boards. She is the author of numerous reports and commentaries, and a regular presenter at national education research and policy conferences. Prior to joining CRPE, she was a GED Coordinator for teen parents at Rainier Vista Housing Project and a job skills trainer at the Seattle Indian Center.
Ms. Campbell holds a B.A. in English from Villanova University and an M.P.A. from the University of Washington.
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The 2013 merger of Memphis City Schools (with 103,000 students) and Shelby County...
Hartford Public Schools (HPS) was an early adopter of the portfolio strategy in 2006 and is a leader among districts implementing the reform. Yet both the district and the community are in need of hard evidence: as schools have...
This brief outlines how new K-12 public education governance proposals--relinquishment, smart districts, and the urban school system of the future--are complements, not alternatives, to...
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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.
The 9th Portfolio School District Network Meeting was held July 9th-11th in Seattle, Washington, and focused on the intersection of choice and accountability.
This webinar provides a deep dive into the portfolio strategy, the importance of school autonomy within a district context, and the conditions that make a district a promising choice for Carnegie Corporation of New York's "Opportunity by Design" initiative.
Several CRPE researchers are presenting at the 2013 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco.
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CRPE's survey on Washington State leadership is featured on the Seattle Times Education Lab Blog.
The Educated Reporter blog recaps Christine Campbell's "Deep Dive" session on the portfolio strategy for journalists at the Education Writers Association's National Seminar.
This Chalkbeat Tennessee article features our new assessment of Shelby County Schools' readiness to implement a portfolio strategy
Commissioned by Shelby County Schools, this in-depth review shows strong progress in some areas, much work needed in others
CRPE’s latest round of Portfolio Implementation Snapshots is the focus of this Commercial Appeal article.
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With many schools needing urgent attention, we must prioritize hiring and supporting principals who will make dramatic changes that motivate teachers and lead strong improvement efforts, writes Christine Campbell.
In this video blog, Christine Campbell looks at typical annual school district report cards and explains how districts could make information more meaningful for families and provide better evidence to inform community decision-making.
Christine Campbell writes about the history of the Portfolio strategy and how it continues to influence education reform throughout the country.
Christine Campbell considers how the job of today's urban superintendent has changed—and how it hasn't—since this report was published a decade ago.
Ashley Jochim explores the book's still timely political lessons on implementing and sustaining urban school reforms.
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