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Dissemination of our research is an essential part of CRPE's mission. All CRPE-published reports, white papers, working papers, and briefs are available to download in PDF format (requires Acrobat® Reader™). Some externally published work such as journal articles, op-eds, books and book chapters may link to other sites, and some may require subscriptions to view.
|Good Options and Choices for All Families: How Some Portfolio Districts Are Collaborating with Charter Schools||10/2013||
This "Spotlight" brief describes successful collaborative initiatives in district-charter Compact cities, and highlights the advantages that portfolio district superintendents bring to collaboration.
|Defining and Organizing for School Autonomy||Paul Hill||07/2013||
This brief explains how portfolio districts define and implement autonomies for schools.
|District-Charter Collaboration Compact: Interim Report||Sarah Yatsko, Elizabeth Cooley Nelson, Robin Lake||06/2013||
This interim report details the first two years of district-charter collaboration in 16 Compact cities, including lessons learned and potential opportunities and challenges ahead.
|Improving Student Opportunities and Outcomes in Hartford Public Schools||Christine Campbell, Betheny Gross||06/2013||
This analysis of Hartford Public Schools seeks to show whether opportunities to attend quality schools and student outcomes have improved as the district implemented the portfolio strategy.
|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.
|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.
|Strife and Progress: Portfolio Strategies For Managing Urban Schools||Paul Hill, Christine Campbell, Betheny Gross||12/2012||
This new book from Paul Hill and colleagues explains the underlying idea of the portfolio strategy.
|Portfolio School Districts in Transition: Steering Through Uncharted Waters||Christine Campbell||10/2012||
This brief recaps the themes of the seventh Portfolio School District Network that was held in Seattle, WA, July 2012. It also outlines some of the supports that CRPE is providing to help districts keep moving forward.
|The Evolution of School Support Networks in New York City||Eric Nadelstern||06/2012||
In this working paper, Eric Nadelstern discusses New York City's efforts to change the central office and create a system of support organizations to oversee networks of autonomous schools.
|Baltimore and the Portfolio School District Strategy||Sarah Yatsko||06/2012||
This case study of the implementation of Baltimore City Public Schools' portfolio strategy explores how the district's reform work aligns with CRPE’s definition of the portfolio strategy and how it compares to the approaches...