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- Dec 2012
Using wage and staffing data from states, this paper projects the financial and staffing implications of one innovative school model (the Rocketship lab rotation) to highlight potential impacts on the schooling workforce and total per-student spending.
- Nov 2012
This report identifies three fiscal requirements of federal education programs that stand in the way of promoting innovation in education. The authors recommend modifications that would break down barriers to innovation as well as promote smarter, fairer uses of taxpayer money to support public education.
- Dec 2011
In this Education Week commentary, author Paul Hill suggests how to transform our education funding system in order to promote digital learning and technological innovation.
- May 2010
This book offers a pioneering look at the role of charter schools in meeting the needs of special education students.
- May 2010
This short policy guide to the book, Unique Schools Serving Unique Students: Charter Schools and Children with Special Needs, summarizes the findings from case studies and parent surveys. The brief identifies policy, research, and investment opportunities needed to confront the challenges charter schools and parents of special needs students face.
- Oct 2009
Study on four urban school districts experimenting with new school designs and new ways of holding schools accountable for performance by implementing a "portfolio strategy."
- Jan 2009
Are teachers unions and collective bargaining agreements barriers to high school reform and redesign efforts in Washington, California, and Ohio? The report offers an overview of real and perceived barriers to reform, along with an overview of flexible provisions culled from various collective bargaining agreements.
- Aug 2008
In this commentary from The Denver Post, Marguerite Roza explores the phenomenon of Baumol's disease in education—the tendency for costs to rise even as outputs stay the same.
- Jul 2007
This policy analysis tool, created by by Education Resource Strategies, helps districts deliberate about how to use funds effectively.
- Jul 2007
In this working paper, Michael Kirst suggests that a productive education system would focus relatively greater resources on out-of-school interventions, especially for the most disadvantaged children. He argues that such interventions could help teachers and students focus on instruction and actually increase student learning.
- May 2002
This guide provides an overview of the school development process in three sections and includes an appendix of additional resources. It should be helpful for anyone starting a new school, whether it is a private school, a charter public school, or a district magnet school.
- Apr 2000
More than 1.2 million students are now being taught at home, more students than are enrolled in the entire New York City public school system. This report discusses the pros and cons of learning at home and the effects home schooling will have on public schools.