In districts truly committed to the portfolio strategy, principals should be the point people on engagement and communication, writes Christine Campbell.
Hopes, Fears, and Reality
Launched in 2005 and edited by Robin Lake, Hopes, Fears, & Reality is an annual compilation that provides objective evidence about:
• What is going on in charter schools
• How well they are doing
• Where they need to improve
• What we can learn from the research on these types of public schools
Each year, several authors examine current issues and controversies in both broad and specific contexts, assembling the evidence in the most balanced and informative way possible.
Why Do So Few Public School Districts Use Merit Pay?
This working paper presents a principal-agent model in the context of public schools to help explain the factors that affect district decisions about merit pay.
Why the Gap? Special Education and New York City Charter Schools
This study uses NYC data to analyze the factors driving the gap in special education enrollment between charter and traditional public schools.