Sarah Yatsko



Lessons Learned About District-Charter Partnerships: How Sharing Instructional Practices Can Pave the Way for More Collaboration

An overview of the district-charter collaboration landscape and one strategy that many cities are pursuing: sharing instructional practices across...

Collision Course: Embracing Politics to Succeed in District-Charter Collaboration

This report examines how politics shapes the work of district-charter collaboration and offers strategies for district and charter leaders to improve their chances of success.

Bridging the District-Charter Divide to Help More Students Succeed

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...

Unifying Enrollment in Camden: How Families Experienced the New Enrollment System

This study explores families’ experiences choosing and enrolling in schools using the new Camden Enrollment, and provides recommendations for improvements to the system.

Apples to Apples: Common School Performance Frameworks as a Tool for Choice and Accountability

CRPE's new paper focuses on developing a common school performance framework, tool for measuring performance of an individual school using a defined set of metrics that is common to schools across different agencies or governing bodies...

Date: Mar 17 2016
Where: Denver Marriott City Center

Here's where to find CRPE experts at the 2016 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) 41st Annual Conference.

Saturday, March 19

Date: Jun 21 2015
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

CRPE's Betheny Gross, Sarah Yatsko, and Sean Gill are participating in the National Charter Schools Conference. Here's what they'll be discussing:

Date: May 13 2013
Where: Online

This webinar provides a deep dive into the portfolio strategy, the importance of school autonomy within a district context, and the conditions that make a district a promising choice for Carnegie Corporation of New York's "Opportunity by Design" initiative.

Date: Oct 17 2012
Where: Online

Compact leaders in Spring Branch have created a new model for how district and charter schools can share best instructional practices.

Date: Jun 5 2012
Where: Online

How district and charter leaders are rethinking talent management by providing leaders-in-training an opportunity to shadow successful educators.

Apr 10 2017

CRPE's district-charter collaboration convening is cited in The Seventy-Four.

Jan 26 2017

Seattle, WA – In more than two dozen cities across America, public charter schools and traditional district schools are putting aside their ideological differences to share resources, ideas, strategies, and responsibilities to benefit students and families, according to a report released today by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell.

Dec 14 2016

CRPE senior research analyst Sarah Yatsko is interviewed by California School Business magazine on her district-charter collaboration work.

Jun 16 2016

Seattle, WA – There’s ample incendiary debate over student discipline these days, with plenty of finger pointing aimed at “no excuses” charter schools that suspend or expel students at very high rates.

Feb 22 2016

Sarah Yatsko appeared on KING-5 News to discuss discipline in light of a Washington State committee meeting on House Bill 1541, which aims to alleviate student achievement consequences related to expulsion.

Jan 25 2018

Increasingly complex school choice systems are spurring local organizations to offer hands-on support for low-income families.

May 25 2016

While the overuse of harsh discipline practices is an issue for both charter and traditional public schools, Sarah Yatsko writes that charters could take the lead on innovating fair and effective student discipline.

Mar 17 2016

Sarah Yatsko urges LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King to follow through on her call for traditional public schools and charters to work together.

Sep 9 2015

Sarah Yatsko takes issue with recent talking points about school discipline, and offers evidence to inform a better conversation.

Aug 27 2015

Sarah Yatsko recently talked with two superintendents about an under-the-radar trend in district hiring practices: filling high-level central office positions with leaders from the charter sector.