Michael DeArmond cautions that state-mandated teacher evaluation systems can weaken principals’ ability to manage teacher talent and urges flexibility for schools that have purposeful HR systems.
District schools can hold their own - or better yet, improve - if district leaders make smart changes in response to competition from charter schools, writes Paul Hill.
Robin Lake cautions those who want to support portfolio efforts need to be skeptical of people who adopt the word without being serious about implementing the reform.
Paul Hill discusses the importance of engaging parent support for education reforms in order to get (and keep) pro-reform leaders in office.
Robin Lake writes that reinventing public education is about managing problems and trying to find the best solutions, rather than about applying a pure "model" that will work everywhere.
Robin Lake writes about L.A. Supt. John Deasy's possible resignation and the need to fix the systems and structures that get in the way of school improvement for urban students.
CRPE is recruiting an entry/mid-level Research Coordinator to provide project support. Ability to write clearly and keen organizational skills are a must.
Paul Hill offers three lessons for reform leaders and supporters to reduce the misunderstandings and resentments that predispose voters to accept anti-reform, anti-charter rhetoric.
Christine Campbell and Betheny Gross outline the kinds of evidence school districts need to provide in order for communities to decide whether education reforms are working.
Robin Lake explores the dynamics behind special education enrollment in charter schools and what the implications are for policy.
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