Robin Lake responds to a recent NACSA survey on charter school special education oversight and suggests effective strategies.
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 Denver, New Orleans, Memphis, and Cleveland—that are pursuing the portfolio strategy or are interested in learning how to get started. The Portfolio Network is made up of more than 45 cities, representing almost 5 million students. A number of these cities are engaged in implementing the strategy, and 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.