What does it take for school choice to “work”? How do existing tools fall short? What can be done to ensure that all families have access to quality school options? Like many cities across the nation, Washington, D.C., has looked to school choice as one way to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. School choice attempts to level the playing field between students of different backgrounds by making it possible for all families to have access to a city’s high-quality public schools—whether students live near these schools or not. But school choice requires families to make substantial investments of time and resources into the school choosing process, which can pose barriers to ensuring all families can access quality schooling options.
This report provides key lessons for states seeking to make improvements in districts and schools navigating a transition to local control.
This report focuses on the work of DC School Reform Now. Since 2011, the organization has focused on making school choice work for families in Wards 7 and 8, two underserved areas of the nation's capital...
Three new briefs assess the impact of California charter schools on school districts.
This report examines how New Orleans education officials have managed the return of nearly all of the city’s public schools to the control of the local elected school board for the first time since the state takeover of public...
This report examines national and local trends in charter unionization, describes the reasons charter school teachers unionize, and analyzes charter school bargaining agreements.
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Research analyst Ashley Jochim will present work on state takeovers on November 3, 2016 at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Conference.
Join CRPE's Paul T. HIll and Ashley E. Jochim as they discuss their new book, A Democratic Constitution for Public Education.
Here's where to find CRPE experts at the 2015 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) 40th Annual Research Conference in DC.
The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas—from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy.
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Robin Lake and Ashley Jochim write in response to an Oakland Unified School District report for EdSource.
This Education Post commentary piece references the CRPE report An Unlikely Bargain: Why Charter School Teachers Unionize and What Happens When They Do.
Ashley Jochim writes on unionization in charter schools for The Detroit News.
Education Week's Arianna Prothero reports on CRPE's study An Unlikely Bargain: Why Charter School Teachers Unionize and What Happens When They Do.
Ashley Jochim and Lesley Lavery write in The 74 about the divide between teacher unions and charter schools.
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Our latest report looks at a navigator organization that helps level the playing field so all families can find quality schools that meet their needs.
Teachers and administrators in unionized charter schools have an opportunity to show that unionization can benefit teachers and kids.
Our research disrupts the usual us vs. them narrative, shedding light on where, why, and how often charter school teachers are forming unions.
Offering lower-income families an allowance to customize out-of-school learning experiences could help close the enrichment gap.
In Education Week, guest blogger Ashley Jochim explains how politics can encourage individual buy-in and help policyholders solve public problems over the long term.
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