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District-Charter Texas Two-Step

Jul 29 2014

Robin Lake explains the importance of strategic district-charter partnerships, like those happening in Spring Branch, Texas.

Do Federal Regulators Need to Get Out of the Way?

Jun 17 2014

Jochim and Gross argue that, while the Feds should take a hard look at the rules and regulations they put on SEAs' use of funds, the efforts of entrepreneurial states suggest that SEAs should seize the flexibility they already have.

Time Flies When You’re Reinventing

Jun 11 2014

In this final post of our “Buried Treasure” blog series, Robin Lake revisits the book that has shaped CRPE's work for 20 years: Reinventing Public Education.

Conserving Principal and Teacher Talent

Jun 4 2014

Every city has school leaders and teachers who are skillful, well prepared, and eager to make a difference. Paul Hill suggests an autonomy pilot for finding hidden talent.

Innovation in Progress: Proceed with Caution

May 30 2014

As a new study adds to a growing consensus about the keys to successful blended-learning implementation, Tricia Maas offers up a running list of lessons learned.

Buried Treasure: An Impossible Job? The View From the Urban Superintendent's Chair

May 22 2014

Christine Campbell considers how the job of today's urban superintendent has changed—and how it hasn't—since this report was published a decade ago.

Charter Regulation: How Much Is Too Much?

May 12 2014

Complaining about too much regulation won't help the charter movement or kids, writes Robin Lake.

Getting from Here to There in Governance Reform

May 7 2014

Transforming the school district requires a transition strategy that protects kids who remain in district-run schools, writes Paul Hill.

Buried Treasure: A New Look at Inequities in School Funding

May 1 2014

Larry Miller revisits the groundbreaking study that revealed how the budgeting system used by most districts was broken - and how to fix it.

Smart Contracting Means Delegating, Not Abdicating

Apr 29 2014

Effective government contracting in education matters, writes Paul Hill, but we often ignore lessons from other sectors.

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