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.


In-Depth Portfolio Assessment: Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN
June, 2014
Christine Campbell, Libuse Binder

This report on the newly merged Shelby County Schools' (TN) provides an assessment of where the district stands in relation to the portfolio strategy’s 7 components.


20 Years of Expertise // Transformative, Evidence-Based Ideas
June, 2014

In this compilation of essays, leading researchers and reformers share their views on how CRPE has impacted education reform over the last 20 years.


Understanding the Charter School Special Education Gap: Evidence from Denver, Colorado
June, 2014
Marcus Winters

This study uses student-level enrollment data from Denver to provide evidence on what drives the special education gap between charter and traditional public schools.


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.


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.


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.


Stakeholder Engagement for Common Enrollment Systems
March, 2014

This brief provides an introductory look at how leaders can effectively engage stakeholders during the design and implementation of a common enrollment system.


Working Together to Manage Enrollment: Key Governance and Operations Decisions
March, 2014

This issue brief explains how three cities—Denver, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.—are addressing the issues involved with governing cross-sector enrollment systems.


Governing Schools for Productivity
February, 2014
Paul Hill

In this paper for the Bush Center, Paul Hill explains why educational productivity matters and how new governance arrangements can promote it.


Coordinating Enrollment Across School Sectors: An Overview of Common Enrollment Systems
February, 2014

This “Spotlight” brief outlines the elements of a successful common enrollment system, and the experiences and outcomes of cities currently using these systems.

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