Ashley Jochim explores the book's still timely political lessons on implementing and sustaining urban school reforms.
Michael DeArmond explains how this 1990 report moved him from thinking about the classroom to thinking about the bigger picture, and led him to CRPE, where the report's underlying issues still drive much of our work.
Robin Lake shares lessons from the financial world that are relevant for how we oversee and regulate schools.
Control over school facilities is a powerful but easily misused governance tool, writes Paul Hill, and he's got a remedy.
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.
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This issue brief explains how three cities—Denver, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.—are addressing the issues involved with governing cross-sector enrollment systems.
Betheny Gross recalls CRPE's 2010 book on charter schools serving students with special needs and how it highlighted not just shortcomings, but innovative solutions as well.
Sarah Yatsko recalls CRPE's 2011 comprehensive charter school study, and what's changed—and hasn't changed—since its release.
CRPE’s latest round of Portfolio Implementation Snapshots is the focus of this Commercial Appeal article.
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