Several CRPE researchers are presenting work at the 2014 AEFP Spring Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 13-15.
Michael DeArmond is a Senior Research Analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Mike's
research looks at how districts and schools manage teacher talent and at the implementation of
complex district-level reforms within the central office. He's currently working on a study of
Washington State's principal workforce and principal-related HR practices in Washington's school
districts. 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 a researcher
he was a middle school history teacher.
HR with a Purpose: Building Talent for Distinct Schools and Networks
Prepared for the American Enterprise Institute Conference, “Teacher Quality 2.0: Will today’s reforms hold back tomorrow’s schools?”
Over the last decade, researchers and policymakers have highlighted a host of policies and practices...
BRIEF - Principal Concerns in Indiana: Focus on Developing Current Principals
There is a large body of research and policy attention on teacher characteristics, but surprisingly little on principals. This can make it hard for districts and states to make strategic decisions about their principal...
BRIEF - Principal Concerns: Iowa May Face Statewide Demand
Nearly half of Iowa’s principals will be eligible for retirement in the next five years. These principals are in schools spread evenly geographically and by student poverty level. Collectively, principals eligible for retirement oversee more than 168,...
Managing Talent for School Coherence: Learning from Charter Management Organizations
The current wave of new teacher evaluation systems around the country offers an opportunity to broaden the conversation surrounding teacher effectiveness and its relationship to school coherence, to look at...
BRIEF - Managing Talent for School Coherence: Learning from Charter Management Organizations
The current wave of new teacher evaluation systems around the country offers an opportunity to broaden the conversation surrounding teacher effectiveness and its relationship to school coherence...
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Seattle, WA - Iowa may need to replace a sizable share of its principal workforce over the next five to ten years, representing both a challenge and an opportunity for schools and communities statewide.
Seattle, WA - As school systems across the country work to recruit and hire more high-quality teachers, a new report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds that leaders in the charter sector hire teachers based on their fit with a school's mission, and not just their individua
Seattle, WA - A new analysis finds that policies known as 'last in, first out' may disproportionately affect schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs).
Seattle, WA - As school districts nationwide rethink how they recruit, develop, and retain teachers, a new working paper from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) looks at how these reforms are playing out in certain districts as they align talent management with their broader portfo
Seattle, WA - A new study from the National Charter School Research Project (NCSRP) at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education may quiet some fears that charter schools are particularly susceptible to teacher turnover.
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Michael DeArmond cautions that state-mandated teacher evaluation systems can weaken principals’ ability to manage teacher talent and urges flexibility for schools that have purposeful HR systems.
CRPE has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study principals in Washington State and how they are hired and supported by the state’s school districts.