Independent peer review is an integral part of all CRPE research projects. Peer reviews are conducted by research or policy professionals who are not members of the CRPE project team.

Some externally published work, such as commissioned papers, books and book chapters, journal articles, and op eds, may be hosted on other sites, and some may require purchase or subscriptions to view.


How States Can Promote Local Innovation, Options, and Problem-Solving in Public Education
April, 2017
Jordan Posamentier, Robin Lake, Paul Hill

States policy should encourage and empower school district innovation and improvement strategies.


The “City of Firsts” Charts a New Path on Turnaround
April, 2017
Ashley Jochim, Alice Opalka

This case study profiles the unique school improvement effort in Springfield, MA, and compares it with other turnaround strategies.


The Power of Persuasion: A Model for Effective Political Leadership by State Chiefs
March, 2017
Paul Hill, Ashley Jochim

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim offer ideas and examples for how state chiefs can best use their powers to effectively lead the improvement of schools and districts.


Measures of Last Resort: Assessing Strategies for State-Initiated Turnarounds
November, 2016
Ashley Jochim

This paper provides the first comprehensive review of the research to date on state interventions, assessing the advantages and limits of five common turnaround approaches and outlining key ingredients for success.


The SEA of the Future: Maximizing Opportunities Under ESSA
November, 2016
Ashley Jochim, Betheny Gross, Paul Hill

Edited by Ashley Jochim and Betheny Gross, the sixth and final volume of the SEA of the Future provides SEAs a new framework under ESSA for strategic planning and concrete tools for implementation.


The State Role in K–12 Education: From Issuing Mandates to Experimentation
July, 2016
Betheny Gross, Paul Hill

Betheny Gross and Paul Hill discuss the challenges and opportunities for state-level experimentation created by the Every Student Succeeds Act, in the Harvard Law and Policy Review.


The Politics of the Common Core Assessments
July, 2016
Ashley Jochim, Patrick McGuinn

CRPE research analyst Ashley Jochim and Drew University associate professor Patrick McGuinn explore why states are abandoning the assessments aligned with Common Core State Standards.


What States Can Do to Promote District-Charter Collaboration
June, 2016
Alex Medler

This paper explores opportunities for state education agencies to leverage their unique assets to advance district-charter collaboration..


School Leadership Policy Toolkit
April, 2016
Eric Lerum

CRPE collaborated with the Fordham Institute to develop an online school policy leadership toolkit, a resource to help policymakers and advocates focus on getting great principals into all schools.


The SEA of the Future: Building Agency Capacity for Evidence-Based Policymaking
November, 2015
Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim, Carrie Conaway, Nathaniel Schwartz, Venessa Keesler, Kathleen Dempsey, Caitlin Howley, Paul Kohler

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this fifth volume of the SEA of the Future explores how state education agencies can bolster their ability to use research and data to drive key spending, policy, and program decisions.

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