Guest blogger Alex Medler writes that focusing more on how authorizers do their work rather than who gets to do the authorizing can be a win-win for both districts and charters.
Sarah Yatsko takes issue with recent talking points about school discipline, and offers evidence to inform a better conversation.
Sarah Yatsko recently talked with two superintendents about an under-the-radar trend in district hiring practices: filling high-level central office positions with leaders from the charter sector.
Linda Darling-Hammond and Paul Hill find common ground on educational accountability, and urge congress to do the same. This blog was originally published on The Hill's Congress blog.
A candid discussion between three prominent education reform leaders on what they see as problems within the movement, and what needs to change to sustain it.
The "i" word is overused and misunderstood: Steven Hodas explains why we should instead be focusing on “dynamism,” a pragmatic approach to engaging with problems.
Listen to a speech on community engagement given at the Portfolio Network meeting last January by Raymond A. Jetson, pastor at Star Hill Church in Baton Rouge and president and CEO of MetroMorphosis.
Robin Lake discusses the current failures of Detroit's public school system, and why she's optimistic for its renewal.
Robin Lake wraps up our blog series on accountability with a look at where we go from here.
Robin Lake reviews a new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
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Hill and Jochim offer ideas and examples for how state chiefs can best use their powers to effectively lead the improvement of schools and districts.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim discuss ideas from their new paper, The Power of Persuasion: A Model of Effective Political Leadership by State Chiefs.
Hill and Heyward caution that the shorter school week isn't saving rural schools money, and it's risky for students.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Detroit News editorial on the school board's process of choosing a superintendent.
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