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The Real Secret of Success? Progressive Pedagogy at Scale

Steven Wilson | Mon, 01/13/2020

Success Academy has implemented a progressive pedagogy at scale, but the media have overlooked it, argues Wilson.

Thinking Forward in 2020

Robin Lake | Tue, 01/07/2020

CRPE’s work in the new year includes exciting new research that flows from the Thinking Forward 25th anniversary project.

Dubious Research Used to Attack Charter Schools Program

Paul Hill | Fri, 12/20/2019

The report's claim of a billion dollars wasted stirs emotion and lacks evidence.

Seizing the Opportunity: Educating Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

Researchers at CRPE and the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) spent 12 months studying charter schools that are getting results in educating students with disabilities.

We found schools using their flexibility to put students at the center of everything they do. Leaders committed to meeting every student's individual needs. Teachers blurred the lines between special and general education and worked together to solve problems. Parents were full partners in setting learning goals for their children.

A new resource bank of school profiles includes concrete examples that can help any student improve instruction of students with disabilities.

Learn more about our work on special education here.