On November 14, 2013, the Washington Education Innovation Forum featured Summit Public School's Jen Davis Wickens, Chief Regional Officer, Sarah Satinover, Director of Growth, and Diego Arambula, Chief Growth Officer.
This paper provides an honest assessment of the portfolio strategy’s strengths, weaknesses, and necessary evolution.
State policy should encourage and empower school district innovation and improvement strategies.
Based on six years of research, this report explores why a growing number of districts and charter schools are choosing to work together, the costs and benefits of different types of cooperation, and the real impacts of successful collaboration on students and...
Robin Lake discusses opportunities that states have to support district-charter cooperation in the National Association of State Boards of Education's journal, The State Education Standard.
This analysis of trends across portfolio districts shows where cities are making progress on strategy implementation and where they are getting bogged down.
The Forum featured former MN State Senator Ember Reichgott Junge, author of the nation's first charter school law, and Shannon Blankenship, tfounder of Hiawatha Academies, a high-performing Minneapolis charter school.
Robin Lake joins several leading education reformers and thinkers for a lively discussion of the accountability opt-out.
This Forum will feature leaders of New York City’s key innovation initiatives. Steven Hodas, Executive Director of Innovate NYC Schools, and Andrea Coleman, Director of iZone, will discuss the role school districts can play in promoting innovation and creating schools of the future.
Several CRPE researchers are presenting at the 2013 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco.
Robin Lake is interviewed on KJZZ about the teacher strikes at Los Angeles Unified School District.
Robin Lake writes in The Press-Enterprise that charter schools are not to blame for teacher strikes at Los Angeles Unified School District.
Robin Lake reflects on CRPE's 25 years of work, and considers the organization's future, in this piece for The 74.
Robin Lake argues the need for better oversight of online charter schools in this piece for The 74.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Chalkbeat article about the IDEA charter schools network, and the challenges a charter system can face during rapid expansion.
At the Center on Reinventing Public Education, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. We are thinking a lot about our principles and lessons learned.
Robin Lake urges cities to leverage community assets, technology, and networks to improve services and supports for students with special needs.
Regulations of online schools are ripe for experimentation at the state and local levels, writes Robin Lake.
Superintendent Pedro Martinez and his team exemplify the problem-solving mentality of the portfolio strategy, writes Robin Lake.
Robin Lake writes that our public education system must do more to instill the values of civic engagement.