Michael DeArmond is a senior research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Mike’s research looks at educational governance, bureaucratic reform, and policy implementation. Most recently he co-authored two CRPE reports on the challenges of public oversight in cities with large charter school sectors—“Making School Choice Work: It Still Takes a City” and “How Parents Experience Public School Choice”—and "Measuring Up," a look at educational improvement and opportunity in 50 cities. He is currently working on a multi-year implementation study of personalized learning in 17 different school systems. In addition to policy reports, Mike’s research has been published in academic journals, including Education Finance and Policy, Education Administration Quarterly, and Journal of Education Finance, as well as in edited volumes from the Brookings Institution Press, the Urban Institute Press, and Harvard Education Press. Mike has a PhD in Education and an MPA in Social Policy and Education, both from the University of Washington, and a BA in History from Brown University. Prior to working as an education researcher, he was a middle school history teacher.