Lanya McKittrick

Research Analyst

Lanya (Lane) McKittrick is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she works on projects related to special education and families. Lane completed her PhD in Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado, where she continues to teach an undergraduate course on collaboration in special education. Her primary research interest is family-school partnerships. Prior to becoming a research analyst, Lane was the Director of Operations at CRPE. She has also held multiple positions in administration at the University of Washington. Lane has an MA in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University and a BA in Economics at the University of Washington.

Finding a Great Fit: Improving the School Choice Process for Students with Disabilities

Two briefs provide a summary of the special education landscape in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., and offer recommendations for further steps that might be taken to strengthen the cities’ support...

Seizing the Opportunity: Educating Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

This report is the first step in developing an evidence base about how charter schools meet the needs of unique learners, how they can improve in this work, and what aspects of chartering as a governance model support...

It Takes a City: How the Portfolio Strategy Can Bring Schools, Districts, and Communities Together to Transform Special Education

We convened leaders from cities around the country to explore ways that school districts can use the portfolio strategy to help cities improve education for...

Sep 4 2019

The more choice and autonomy become the norm, the more urgent is the need to find new ways to ensure they bring advantages to the most vulnerable and unique student populations.