Betheny Gross argues that a new data tool misses the mark in how it defines public school systems.
A great school for every child in every neighborhood
The portfolio strategy is a problem-solving framework through which education and civic leaders develop a citywide system of high-quality, diverse, autonomous public schools. It moves past the one-size-fits-all approach to education. It puts educators directly in charge of their schools, empowers parents to choose the right schools for their children, and focuses school system leaders on overseeing school success.
CRPE’s portfolio work creates impact through the Portfolio Network, a growing number of cities that are pursuing the portfolio strategy or are interested in learning how to get started. The Network is made up of 35 cities, representing over 4 million students. Cities implementing the strategy receive a Portfolio Implementation Snapshot, where CRPE rates each one based on its implementation progress or decline. Our Portfolio Implementation Snapshot Tool allows cities to view their progress over time or compare to other cities.