Michael DeArmond

Michael DeArmond

Senior Research Analyst

Twitter: @DeArmondMM

Michael DeArmond is a senior research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Mike’s research looks at educational governance, bureaucratic reform, and how schools manage teacher talent. Most recently he co-authored two CRPE reports on the challenges of public oversight in cities with large charter school sectors: “Making School Choice Work: It Still Takes a City” and “How Parents Experience Public School Choice.” In addition to policy reports, Mike’s research has been published in academic journals, including Education Finance and Policy, Education Administration Quarterly, and Journal of Education Finance, as well as in edited volumes from the Brookings Institution Press, the Urban Institute Press, and Harvard Education Press. Mike has a PhD in Education and an MPA in Social Policy and Education, both from the University of Washington, and a BA in History from Brown University. Prior to working as an education researcher, he was a middle school history teacher.

Measuring Up: Educational Improvement and Opportunity in 50 Cities

A groundbreaking new report that measures the health of school systems through a citywide lens.

The Best of Both Worlds: Can District-Charter Co-Location Be a Win-Win?

This report explores the challenges of leveraging co-location as a tool for school improvement.

Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans

This report examines the implementation and early results of common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans.

How Parents Experience Public School Choice

A survey of 4,000 parents in eight "high-choice" cities finds parents are taking advantage of choice, but they want more good options.

Making School Choice Work: It Still Takes a City

Michael DeArmond explains how city leaders can make school choice work for all families, in this essay prepared for the PIE Network 2014 Policy Summit.

Date: Feb 26 2015
Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

Here's where to find CRPE experts at the 2015 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) 40th Annual Research Conference in DC.

Date: Apr 3 2014
Where: Philadelphia, PA

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.

Date: Mar 13 2014
Where: San Antonio, TX

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.

Jan 11 2016

This Christian Science Monitor article cites Fixing Detroit's Broken School System, a guest article written by CRPE researchers for Education Next.

Oct 7 2015

Some bright spots, possible lessons amid flat performance and staggering inequities in 50 cities.

Jun 4 2015

CRPE's report on common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans is mentioned in this Detroit News editorial piece.

May 12 2015

CRPE's new report on common enrollment in Denver and New Orleans is featured in this Education Week article.

May 12 2015

Report details lessons from Denver and New Orleans

Dec 22 2015

Lake and DeArmond examine Fordham's new study on school choice in light of findings from our recent Measuring Up report, and conclude that choice friendliness is no guarantee of good things happening for kids.

Nov 3 2015

Michael DeArmond offers clues as to why some cities have a large number of schools that outpaced demographically similar schools statewide.

Oct 23 2015

Michael DeArmond, Robin Lake, and Ashley Jochim explain how our recent report, Measuring Up, looks at the health of all schools in a system, in this blog originally published in Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard

Oct 15 2015

Memphis, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C., have used different pathways to address their lowest-performing schools.

Jan 29 2015

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.

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