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The SEA of the Future: Uncovering the Productivity Promise of Rural Education
May, 2015
Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim, Paul Hill, Marguerite Roza, Tessie Rose Bailey, Rebecca Zumeta

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this fourth volume of the SEA of the Future details how rural schools and districts are innovative in how they deliver services, recruit teachers, use technology, and serve special populations.


Next Generation School Districts: What Capacities Do Districts Need to Create and Sustain Schools That Are Ready to Deliver on Common Core?
April, 2015
Robin Lake, Paul Hill, Tricia Maas

This paper argues that district-wide systems changes are necessary to encourage and free up schools to innovate, in order to implement personalized learning at scale and meet the challenges of Common Core.


The Case for Coherent High Schools
April, 2015
Paul Hill, Tricia Maas

This paper explains why personalized high schools are hard to get and keep, and shows how we can make them more broadly available through changes in policy and philanthropic investments.


The Portfolio Strategy CEO: The Job and How to Prepare for It
March, 2015
Paul Hill, Shannon Murtagh

This primer for portfolio strategy leaders identifies the main challenges of the job and how to approach them.


In-Depth Portfolio Assessment: Spring Branch Independent School District, Texas
March, 2015
Libuse Binder

This report examines Spring Branch Independent School District's progress on implementing the portfolio strategy.


Accountability and the Federal Role: A Third Way on ESEA
March, 2015
Linda Darling-Hammond, Paul Hill

In this paper, two different "camps" on school reform find common ground on how to improve educational accountability.


Title I: Time to Get It Right
March, 2015
Marguerite Roza, Robin Lake

This brief presents five clear principles on which Title I formulas should be based and progress measured.


Making Sense of Charter School Studies: A Reporter's Guide
March, 2015
Lydia Rainey

This guide educates the media and decision-makers about what questions to ask regarding charter school research, and provides them with information about the limits of any new research.


Principals: The Lead Communicators in the Portfolio Strategy
February, 2015
Paul Hill, Shannon Murtagh

This brief outlines how empowered principals can be assets for public engagement in school systems using the portfolio strategy.


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.

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