Sean Gill

Twitter: @seanrobertgill

Sean Gill is an education policy expert, with a focus on personalized learning, school finance, portfolio management, and district-charter collaboration. As a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Sean has led research projects, managed outreach, and planned & facilitated practitioner convenings. He began his career at the California State Auditor's Office leading legislative audits/program evaluations. He subsequently provided research and policy support for school choice and education finance legislation across 18 states at StudentsFirst (now 50CAN). Originally from Carlsbad, California, Sean holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California, Davis and a master's degree in public policy from Pepperdine University.

06/2021
Promising Practices Drive Progress: Closing Learning Gaps for Students with Disabilities

This brief highlights six promising practices for serving students with disabilities after the pandemic.

02/2021
Toward Understanding Unionization's Impact on Charter School Students

In this brief, we set out to understand how unionization may or may not shape practices central to charter schools’ ability to serve students.

11/2020
Support Every Student: Lessons from Five Charter Schools on Effective Special Education During the Pandemic

In-depth case studies of five charter schools reveal lessons learned on educating students with disabilities remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11/2019
After Decades of Financial Challenge, How Can Oakland Reorient Itself?

In this brief, we explore evidence related to the causes of OUSD’s financial crisis and why previous efforts to right the ship have failed.

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...

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:

Apr 28 2021

Sean Gill is quoted on the impact of President Biden's school reopening plan.

Sep 10 2019

Sean Gill discusses the potential benefits of partnership schools in The 74.

Jan 14 2019

In The 74, Sean Gill and Shannon Murtagh suggest three key areas Lewis Ferebee should address in his new role as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.

May 1 2018

Sean Gill is quoted by the Houston Chronicle on creating partnerships between school districts, cities, and nonprofits to help turn around low-performing schools.

Apr 12 2021

With access to vaccination, teachers and principals can focus more on academic recovery and serve as highly trusted messengers to families.

Apr 1 2021

A year into the pandemic, what are New England students’ prospects for successfully navigating life after high school?

Jun 3 2020

Summer offers an opportunity for districts to begin addressing learning gaps that emerged this spring, as well as other needs—like social interaction and special education services—that were unmet while school buildings were closed.

Apr 27 2020

Check-ins could help schools establish lines of communication, instill a sense of normalcy, and understand students’ needs.

Sep 11 2019

If partnership schools prove able to turn around persistently struggling schools, they may be well the effort—but this is still a big if.