Michael DeArmond

Twitter: @DeArmondMM

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.

11/2019
A Middle Way for States in the ESSA Era: Lessons from Texas

The report examines the Texas Education Agency’s System of Great Schools (SGS) initiative, which attempts to transform how school districts approach school improvement by calling on districts to manage school performance in new ways, expanding access to school choice...

10/2019
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...

06/2019
Student Mobility in Kansas City

This brief examines student mobility in Kansas City Public Schools.

04/2019
Expanding Access to Out-of-School Learning: Lessons from Year 1 at ReSchool Colorado

This brief provides an initial, formative assessment of lessons learned in the first year of ReSchool Colorado’s initiatives to expand access to out-of-school learning opportunities for children in the Denver area...

10/2018
The Uncertain Future of Teaching

This essay explores the need for new models that expand who works with students and differentiate teaching roles to a far greater degree.

Date: Feb 26 2015
Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

Here's where to find CRPE experts at the 2015 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) 40th Annual Research Conference in DC.

Date: Apr 3 2014
Where: Philadelphia, PA

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas—from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy.

Date: Mar 13 2014
Where: San Antonio, TX

Several CRPE researchers are presenting work at the 2014 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Spring Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 13-15.

Nov 16 2018

CRPE's report Personalized Learning at a Crossroads is referenced in this NPR piece on the future of the personalized learning model.

Jul 19 2017

Michael DeArmond is interviewed by refinED about the personalized learning model.

Jul 6 2017

Michael DeArmond, with José Hernández, writes for Education Next about Cleveland's challenges with the school choice model.

Jan 11 2016

This Christian Science Monitor article cites Fixing Detroit's Broken School System, a guest article written by CRPE researchers for Education Next.

Oct 7 2015

Some bright spots, possible lessons amid flat performance and staggering inequities in 50 cities.

Oct 23 2019

To achieve sustained success in influencing portfolio strategy implementation in the longer term, outsiders and insiders need each other.

Dec 14 2017

Michael DeArmond looks at why families still have challenges finding a school that is a good fit for their children, even when a wide mix of programs is available.

May 31 2017

Mike DeArmond discusses how the theory of school choice works for families in the real world, drawing on a lively session from CRPE's February Portfolio meeting.

May 16 2017

Mike DeArmond and José Hernández profile Cleveland’s school transformation plan, launched five years ago, and find promising trends in its initiatives to improve school choice.

Apr 26 2017

Betheny Gross and Michael DeArmond urge educators to seek out systematic evidence on digital tool effectiveness. This is the seventh installment in our series of "Notes From the Field."