In districts truly committed to the portfolio strategy, principals should be the point people on engagement and communication, writes Christine Campbell.
Betheny Gross discusses the benefits and challenges of universal enrollment systems in cities with a high degree of school choice.
Robin Lake questions the reasons behind the L.A. school board's decision not to renew two Aspire Public Schools charters.
Christine Campbell recaps Howard Fuller's message to the Portfolio School District Network about public engagement
Robin Lake cautions against celebrating school choice as an end in itself, as Detroit and other cities show that unregulated school choice is a nightmare for parents and very difficult to fix.
Paul Hill comments on the recent charter school debacle in Columbus, Ohio, and the need for a new, community-wide K-12 governance system.
Sarah Yatsko discusses the district-charter collaboration efforts that are - and are not - worth the time.
Paul Hill's takeaway from the NAEP TUDA scores: the problem of educating low-income and minority children in big cities is still waiting to be solved.
Robin Lake writes that the NAEP TUDA results—and the reaction they cause—are a reminder of the need for meaningful educational outcome data in cities.
Contrary to early media reports that the Washington State charter school law was found unconstitutional, the judge actually upheld the entire charter law, with some minor exceptions, Robin Lake writes.
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This “Spotlight” brief outlines the elements of a successful common enrollment system, and the experiences and outcomes of cities currently using these systems.
Robin Lake says Detroit's unregulated charter school environment hurts the kids who most need help and a sound education, on Michigan public radio.
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