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The SEA of the Future: Building Agency Capacity for Evidence-Based Policymaking
November, 2015
Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim, Carrie Conaway, Nathaniel Schwartz, Venessa Keesler, Kathleen Dempsey, Caitlin Howley, Paul Kohler

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this fifth volume of the SEA of the Future explore how state education agencies can bolster their ability to use research and data to drive key spending, policy, and program decisions...

Measuring Up: Educational Improvement and Opportunity in 50 Cities
October, 2015
Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice, Betheny Gross, Jose Hernandez, Ashley Jochim, Robin Lake

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

The Policy Framework for Online Charter Schools
October, 2015
Robin Lake, Larry Miller

CRPE partnered with Mathematica and CREDO on a rigorous analysis of online charter schools. Our paper examines how state policy shapes the online charter school landscape.

Understanding Student Discipline Practices in Charter Schools: A Research Agenda
September, 2015
Patrick Denice, Betheny Gross, Karega Rausch

CRPE convened a panel of experts to recommend a more comprehensive approach to capturing discipline data and evaluating and comparing school discipline practices.

Making Sense of Charter School Discipline Studies: A Reporter's Guide
September, 2015
Alison Krupnick

This brief provides guidance for education reporters seeking to interpret findings and draw conclusions about current school discipline research.

Backfill in Charter High Schools: Practices to Learn From and Questions to be Answered
August, 2015
Paul Hill, Tricia Maas

Paul Hill and Tricia Maas explore the charter high school "backfill" issue, using interviews with charter sector leaders to understand competing perspectives and practices that support transfer students.

The Best of Both Worlds: School District-Charter Sector Boundary Spanners
August, 2015
Sarah Yatsko, Angela Bruns

This paper explores the practice of district superintendents looking beyond the usual candidate pool and hiring administrators who have seen strong successes in the charter sector.

The Best of Both Worlds: Can District-Charter Co-Location Be a Win-Win?
August, 2015
Michael DeArmond, Elizabeth Cooley Nelson, Angela Bruns

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

Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons: How Policy Shapes Educational Entrepreneurship
June, 2015
Ashley Jochim

This paper was written by Ashley Jochim for the American Education Institute's conference, The State of Entrepreneurship in K–12 Education, held June 24, 2015.

Redesigning the District Operating System
May, 2015
Steven Hodas

How ingrained district operating systems practices can interfere with policy goals and school-level initiative, and why we need to retool the DOS to enable dynamic problem-solving.


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