Michael DeArmond

Michael DeArmond

Senior Research Analyst

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.

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.

School Leadership in Washington State: Today's Leaders and Key Challenges They Face

This brief discusses the ever-increasing importance of Washington State’s school principals and provides descriptive analyses of the principal workforce that uncovers opportunities for improvement....

Missing Out on Strong School Leaders? A Survey of Principal Hiring and Support in Washington State

This report explores how Washington State school districts hire and support its principals. A 2013 survey of Washington superintendents and principals highlights areas of concern but...

Making School Choice Work

This report examines the experience of parents in cities with multiple public school options to answer the question, how can civic leaders create a choice system that works for all families?

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.

Dec 9 2014

This redefinED article features CRPE's report on how parents experience public school choice in eight cities.

Dec 5 2014

CRPE's report on how parents choose public schools in eight high-choice cities is the feature of this Cleveland Plain Dealer article.

Dec 3 2014

CRPE's report on how parents in eight high-choice cities choose public schools for their kids is the feature of this Education Week article.

Dec 3 2014

The Denver Post highlights CRPE's report on how parents choose a public school for their kids in Denver, one of eight cities surveyed for the report.

Dec 3 2014

This Chalkbeat Colorado article discusses CRPE's report on how parents choose public schools for their kids in Denver, one of eight cities surveyed in the report.

Nov 13 2014

Robin Lake discusses the current failures of Detroit's public school system, and why she's optimistic for its renewal.

Sep 10 2014

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.

Mar 26 2014

Michael DeArmond explains how this 1990 report moved him from thinking about the classroom to thinking about the bigger picture, and led him to CRPE, where the report's underlying issues still drive much of our work.

Mar 13 2014

Control over school facilities is a powerful but easily misused governance tool, writes Paul Hill, and he's got a remedy.

Dec 10 2013

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.

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