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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.


Communicating Change in Education: Ideas from a PR Expert
December, 2013

This "Spotlight" brief outlines four strategies for building effective communication around district change efforts.


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.


Good Options and Choices for All Families: How Some Portfolio Districts Are Collaborating with Charter Schools
October, 2013

This "Spotlight" brief describes successful collaborative initiatives in district-charter Compact cities, and highlights the advantages that portfolio district superintendents bring to collaboration.


HR with a Purpose: Building Talent for Distinct Schools and Networks
September, 2013
Betheny Gross, Michael DeArmond

Prepared for the American Enterprise Institute Conference, “Teacher Quality 2.0: Will today’s reforms hold back tomorrow’s schools?”


Why the Gap? Special Education and New York City Charter Schools
September, 2013
Marcus Winters

This study uses NYC data to analyze the factors driving the gap in special education enrollment between charter and traditional public schools.


Assessing the Outcomes of Charter School Students with Special Needs: Research Design Brief
August, 2013
Patrick Denice, Robin Lake, Betheny Gross

This brief outlines challenges of producing rigorous and useful research on how students with special needs fare in charters and makes recommendations for designing studies needed to inform policy and practice.


Defining and Organizing for School Autonomy
July, 2013
Paul Hill

This brief explains how portfolio districts define and implement autonomies for schools.


District-Charter Collaboration Compact: Interim Report
June, 2013
Sarah Yatsko, Elizabeth Cooley Nelson, Robin Lake

This interim report details the first two years of district-charter collaboration in 16 Compact cities, including lessons learned and potential opportunities and challenges ahead.

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