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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.

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.

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.

Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures, and New Savings
December, 2012
Suzanne Simburg, Marguerite Roza

Using wage and staffing data from states, this paper projects the financial and staffing implications of one innovative school model (the Rocketship lab rotation) to highlight potential impacts on the schooling workforce and...

Federal Barriers to Innovation
November, 2012
Raegen Miller, Robin Lake

This report identifies three fiscal requirements of federal education programs that stand in the way of promoting innovation in education. The authors recommend modifications that would break down barriers to innovation as...

Getting Down to Dollars and Cents: What Do School Districts Spend to Deliver Student-Centered Learning?
November, 2012
Larry Miller, Betheny Gross, Monica Ouijdani

This report offers the first detailed look into the financial implications for public schools embracing student-centered learning models.

For Next-Generation Educating, We Need Next-Generation Funding
December, 2011
Paul Hill

In this Education Week commentary, author Paul Hill suggests how to transform our education funding system in order to promote digital learning and technological innovation.

New York City’s iZone
January, 2011
Robin Lake, Betheny Gross

In 2010, New York City’s Department of Education created the Innovation Zone to employ cutting edge technology to solve students’ most persistent learning problems. This study analyzes the iZone's impact so far.


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