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.
In this brief, we explore evidence related to the causes of OUSD’s financial crisis and why previous efforts to right the ship have failed.
The report examines the Texas Education Agency’s System of Great Schools (SGS) initiative, which calls on districts to manage school performance in new ways, expands access to school choice options, and takes a dynamic approach to managing their supply of schools....
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.
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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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Ashley Jochim is quoted by the Texas Tribune on the portfolio model.
Ashley Jochim and Paul Hill write that the authority to intervene in local districts remains an essential tool if states want to continue playing a meaningful role in improving local schools.
In the Houston Chronicle, Ashley Jochim and Paul Hill write that while state takeovers may be falling out of fashion in some circles, their track record is more positive than critics claim and could make a difference for Houston schools.
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.
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To achieve sustained success in influencing portfolio strategy implementation in the longer term, outsiders and insiders need each other.
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.
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