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|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. 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.
|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.
|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.
|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...
|Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2011||Robin Lake, Betheny Gross||01/2012||
The 6th annual edition of Hopes, Fears, & Reality provides a clear roadmap for school districts and charter schools interested in working together to improve education options. The report explains the risks and...
|Overview - Consorting With the Enemy: When Charter Schools and District Schools Work Together (HFR '11)||Robin Lake||01/2012||
This overview of Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charters Schools in 2011 introduces the key areas explored in this year's volume.
|Conclusion - Will District Collaboration Neuter or Propel the Charter School Movement? (HFR '11)||Robin Lake||01/2012||
In this chapter Robin Lake discusses the charter school side of the emerging trend toward district/charter school collaboration.
|Ch. 1 - Assessing the Charter School Landscape (HFR '11)||Betheny Gross, Melissa Bowen||01/2012||
This chapter offers an overview of emerging trends in the charter school landscape.
|Ch. 2 - Mastering Change: When Charter Schools and District Schools Embrace Strategic Partnership (HFR '11)||Parker Baxter, Elizabeth Cooley Nelson||01/2012||
This chapter examines factors that are driving districts to collaborate with charters, what those collaborations look like, and the politics both sides must deal with.