Robin Lake responds to a recent blog post by Washington State’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Nathan Gibbs-Bowling.
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.