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|Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2012||Robin Lake||05/2013||
This year's edition focuses on growth and innovation and pushes charter school leaders to consider whether they are fully using their flexibility and autonomy on behalf of students.
|Overview - WIll the Charter Movement Rest on Its Laurels or Innovate and Expand? (HFR '12)||Robin Lake||05/2013||
Editor Robin Lake introduces the key areas explored in this year's volume of Hopes, Fears, & Reality.
|Ch. 1 - Charter Inroads in Affluent Communities: Hype or Turning Point? (HFR '12)||Jeffrey Henig||05/2013||
Jeffrey Henig explores the growth of charter school in suburban and affluent areas.
|Ch. 2 - Incubate for America? (HFR '12)||Ethan Gray||05/2013||
Ethan Gray argues that cities should incubate their own high-performing charter schools rather than wait for charter networks to build schools in their area.
|Ch. 3 - Innovating at Last? The Rise of Blended Learning in Charter Schools (HFR '12)||Michael Horn, Tricia Maas||05/2013||
Michael Horn writes about how and why many charter schools in California have innovated through technology and asks what it will take for more to follow nationwide.
|Ch. 4 - Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures and Savings (HFR '12)||Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg||05/2013||
Suzanne Simburg and Marguerite Roza lay out the cost savings possible if blended learning were adopted by all U.S. public elementary schools, not just charter schools.
|Principal Concerns in Wisconsin: Focus on Future Leaders for Rural Schools||Katherine Martin||02/2013||
This analysis finds that over 70% of Wisconsin's school leaders will still be on the job in five years, with rural districts most affected by upcoming retirements.
|Steps in the Right Direction: Assessing “Ohio Achievement Everywhere” – the Kasich Plan||Paul Hill||02/2013||
In this short report, Paul Hill evaluates Ohio Governor John Kasich's education budget proposal.
|Portfolio Strategies, Relinquishment, The Urban School System of the Future, and Smart Districts||Paul Hill, Ashley Jochim, Christine Campbell||02/2013||
This brief shows how some new proposals for K-12 public education governance are complements, rather than alternatives, to the portfolio strategy.
|BRIEF - Principal Concerns in Indiana: Focus on Developing Current Principals||Katherine Martin, Michael DeArmond||01/2013||
This analysis finds that two thirds of Indiana principals will likely still be leading schools in five years, suggesting the state should focus on evaluating, supporting, and developing its current school leaders.