James Harvey

11/2008
Facing the Future: Financing Productive Schools

This report is the conclusion of an extensive six-year national study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The authors criticize school finance systems for being outmoded and not linked to student results and offer a four-part action plan for overhauling today's...

08/2006
High-Quality Charter Schools at Scale in Big Cities: Results of a Symposium

This report summarizes a meeting of leaders from charter management organizations, school districts, and foundations to address the question of charter expansion and provides concrete recommendations for those interested in...

04/2006
Doing School Choice Right: Preliminary Findings

This paper gives an advance report on the results of studies in the Doing School Choice Right project.

12/2005
Ch. 7 - Challenges of a Maturing Reform (HFR '05)

This chapter of Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2005 pulls together some of the strands of this volume, looking at the increasing pressure charter schools face to produce student achievement.

01/2005
Buried Treasure: Developing a Management Guide From Mountains of School Data

This report provides a practical discussion of what is required to develop a school district management guide, along with an actual guide built on evidence-based indicators.

Nov 26 2008

Seattle, WA - Public school finance systems around the United States are outmoded, failing to support the effective education of America's children.

Feb 17 2005

Seattle, WA - School district leaders can gauge the health of their schools by cutting through the blizzard of statistics in which they are buried to focus on a few key indicators, according to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington's E

Jul 28 2003

Seattle, WA - Nine out of 10 urban school superintendents say they need more authority to fix bad schools and boost student achievement, according to a survey of the superintendents of the nation's 100 largest districts.