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A Blueprint for Effective and Adaptable School District Procurement
January, 2015
Tricia Maas, Robin Lake

This report outlines the problems districts face in procuring innovative goods and services, shows how other sectors have modernized procurement processes, and recommends ways to reform district procurement.


The Politics of K-12 Education in Small Rural School Districts: The Case of Idaho
January, 2015
Sam Sperry, Paul Hill

This report was published by the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho as part of their research on the challenges of rural education.


Special Education in New Orleans: Juggling Flexibility, Reinvention, and Accountability in the Nation's Most Decentralized School System
January, 2015
Lynn Schnaiberg, Robin Lake

This paper looks at new efforts to ensure special education functions effectively in New Orleans' full-choice public education landscape.


Breaking New Ground in Rural Education
November, 2014
Paul Hill

In this paper for the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho, Paul Hill explains the importance of improving education in rural areas.


Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What's Real and What's Imagined?
June, 2014
Larry Miller

This report examines federal, state, and district barriers that principals say hinder their ability to make innovative school improvements.


Is Personalized Learning Meeting Its Productivity Promise? Early Lessons from Pioneering Schools
May, 2014
Larry Miller, Betheny Gross, Robin Lake

This fiscal analysis finds that early difficulties forecasting enrollment and revenue can undermine implementation of personalized-learning models that blend computer-based and teacher-led instruction.


The SEA of the Future: Building the Productivity Infrastructure
May, 2014
Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim, Paul Hill, Larry Miller, Marguerite Roza, Kelly Hupfeld, Suzanne Simburg

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, the essays in this third volume of the SEA of the Future describe a "productivity infrastructure" intended to provide a foundation for the work of SEAs.


The Capacity Challenge: What It Takes for State Education Agencies to Support School Improvement
December, 2013
Ashley Jochim, Patrick J. Murphy

This study explores the primary obstacles that inhibit state education agencies from better supporting school and district improvement.


The SEA of the Future: Prioritizing Productivity
November, 2013
Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim, Marguerite Roza, Michael Podgursky

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this volume begins a conversation with state education leaders about productivity.


Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2012
May, 2013
Robin Lake

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.

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