Independent peer review is an integral part of all CRPE research projects. Peer reviews are conducted by research or policy professionals who are not members of the CRPE project team.

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Apples to Apples: Common School Performance Frameworks as a Tool for Choice and Accountability
October, 2016
Sarah Yatsko, Alice Opalka, Jessica Sutter, Laura Weeldreyer, David Stewart

CRPE's new paper focuses on developing a common school performance framework, tool for measuring performance of an individual school using a defined set of metrics that is common to schools across different agencies or governing bodies.


Sticking Points: How School Districts Experience Implementing the Portfolio Strategy
October, 2016
Robin Lake, Jordan Posamentier, Patrick Denice, Paul Hill

This analysis of trends across portfolio districts shows where cities are making progress on strategy implementation and where they are getting bogged down.


Herding Cats: Managing Diverse Charter School Interests in Collaboration Efforts
August, 2016
Sean Gill, Sarah Yatsko, Robin Lake

This paper looks at why many cities have missed opportunities to create more lasting relationships between their district and charter sectors, and offers suggestions for fostering stronger partnerships that could help improve outcomes for all of the students in their cities.


Grappling With Discipline in Autonomous Schools: New Approaches From D.C. and New Orleans
June, 2016
Betheny Gross, Sivan Tuchman, Sarah Yatsko

This report profiles leading efforts by two cities to bring consistency and fairness to discipline practices in both district and charter schools.


What States Can Do to Promote District-Charter Collaboration
June, 2016
Alex Medler

This paper explores opportunities for state education agencies to leverage their unique assets to advance district-charter collaboration..


Incomplete Reform in Baltimore
June, 2016
Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim

Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim look at why Baltimore's promising education reforms stalled out and how it can regain momentum.


Roots of Engagement in Baton Rouge: How Community Is Shaping the Growth of New School Options
April, 2016
Christine Campbell

This case study looks at the community engagement efforts underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a diverse group of civic leaders are working to create high-quality new school options.


Financing Personalized Learning: What Can We Learn From First-Generation Adopters?
April, 2016
Larry Miller, Betheny Gross, Tricia Maas, José Hernández, Alton Lu, Robin Lake

This paper takes the first systematic look at costs associated with implementing personalized learning schools, how leaders of these schools choose to allocate their funds, and what it might take to make personalized learning financially sustainable on public dollars.


The Policy Framework for Online Charter Schools
October, 2015
Rosa Pazhouh, 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.

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