Melissa Bowen

01/2012
Charter-School Management Organizations: Diverse Strategies and Diverse Student Impacts

This report from the National Study of CMO Effectiveness provides key findings from the study on CMO practices, impacts, and the relationships between them. The updated report also examines...

09/2011
Beating the Odds: How State Education Agencies Can Better Support School Turnarounds

This essay was written for the PIE Network 5th Annual Policy Summit, September 2011. The authors argue that states can maximize their support for turnaround work by pushing for bold, workable plans, ...

06/2010
The National Study of Charter Management Organization (CMO) Effectiveness: Report on Interim Findings

This interim report from the National Study of CMO Effectiveness explores how CMOs vary according to their theories of action, structural organization, and growth strategies and delves...

06/2010
BRIEF - Charter Management Organizations: Innovations, Opportunities, and Challenges

This brief summarizes the major findings from the National Study of Charter Management Organization (CMO) Effectiveness: Report on Interim Findings.

02/2008
Performance Pressure and Resource Allocation in Ohio

New accountability systems require that states and districts accomplish something never accomplished before—ensuring that all students meet state standards. This report explores how these expectations have altered resource decisions in Ohio.