James Harvey

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...

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...

Doing School Choice Right: Preliminary Findings

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

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.

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.