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Washington State Can't Waive Need for Strong School Principals

Sep 10 2014

With many schools needing urgent attention, we must prioritize hiring and supporting principals who will make dramatic changes that motivate teachers and lead strong improvement efforts, writes Christine Campbell.

Making School Choice Work Requires Leadership

Aug 20 2014

While school choice has created new possibilities, it can also create serious access challenges for disadvantaged families, writes Robin Lake.

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.

How To Improve Annual School District Report Cards

Sep 3 2014

In this video blog, Christine Campbell looks at typical annual school district report cards and explains how districts could make information more meaningful for families and provide better evidence to inform community decision-making.

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.

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