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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.

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.

Suburban Schools: The Unrecognized Frontier in Public Education
May, 2016
Sean Gill, Jordan Posamentier, Paul Hill

This paper reviews trends around changing student populations in suburban America and the accompanying demands facing suburban public school systems.

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.

School Leadership Policy Toolkit
April, 2016
Eric Lerum

CRPE collaborated with the Fordham Institute to develop an online school policy leadership toolkit, a resource to help policymakers and advocates focus on getting great principals into all schools.

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.

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.

Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans
May, 2015
Betheny Gross, Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice

This report examines the implementation and early results of common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans.

The Case for Coherent High Schools
April, 2015
Paul Hill, Tricia Maas

This paper explains why personalized high schools are hard to get and keep, and shows how we can make them more broadly available through changes in policy and philanthropic investments.


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