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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.
|Why the Gap? Special Education and New York City Charter Schools||Marcus Winters||09/2013||
This study uses NYC data to analyze the factors driving the gap in special education enrollment between charter and traditional public schools.
|Assessing the Outcomes of Charter School Students with Special Needs: Research Design Brief||Patrick Denice , Robin Lake, Betheny Gross||08/2013||
This brief outlines challenges of producing rigorous and useful research on how students with special needs fare in charters and makes recommendations for designing studies needed to inform policy and practice.
|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.
|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. 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.
|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...
|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.