Sarah Yatsko recently talked with two superintendents about an under-the-radar trend in district hiring practices: filling high-level central office positions with leaders from the charter sector.
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—including New York, New Orleans, Chicago, Denver, and Baltimore —that are pursuing the portfolio strategy. Currently more than 45+ cities, representing almost 5 million students, are working to implement the strategy. These cities receive a Portfolio Implementation Snapshot, where CRPE rates each one based on its portfolio implementation progress or decline. Our Portfolio Implementation Snapshot Tool allows cities to view their progress over time and compare against one another.
Strife and Progress: Portfolio Strategies For Managing Urban Schools
This new book from Paul Hill and colleagues explains the underlying idea of the portfolio strategy.
Performance Management in Portfolio School Districts
As portfolio districts take on duties they were not designed for, this report offers guidance on how to manage some of the most complicated tasks.
It Takes a City: Getting Serious about Urban School Reform
This volume is the second in a trilogy of books designed to describe the politics of reform in urban school systems and clarify reform options available to mayors and other community leaders who want to improve school performance dramatically. It Takes a City develops lessons from the reform experiences in six American cities which have made concerted attempts to improve their public schools: Boston, Memphis, New York City District #2, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Seattle.
A Democratic Constitution for Public Education
In their new book, Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim offer a brilliant, simple, and distinctly American vision for revamping governance of our public K-12 education system.