Sean Gill

Twitter: @seanrobertgill

Sean Gill is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), where he contributes to research on school finance, portfolio management, district-charter collaboration, and personalized learning. He has led evaluations of education, social service, and criminal justice programs for the California State Auditor's Office. He also provided research and policy support for school choice and education finance legislation at StudentsFirst, a national education reform group. 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.

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.

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...

Opening the Schoolhouse Door: Helping Charter Schools Access Space in District-Owned Facilities

This paper reviews state policies on providing charter schools with facilities and recommends better incentives for districts to share space.

Partnership Schools: New Governance Models for Creating Quality School Options in Districts

This brief examines a promising new “third way” approach to school improvement and provides guidance for district and charter leaders and policymakers considering partnership schools.

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...

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:

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.

Sep 20 2017

CRPE's new report identifies possible solutions to help districts adapt to the reality of enrollment decline.

Feb 8 2017

CRPE research analyst Sean Gill is quoted in this Chalkbeat Colorado article on school closures in Jefferson County.

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.

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.

Jan 16 2019

The new D.C. chancellor’s ability to leverage coalitions to achieve common ground can help him tackle the city’s challenges.

Mar 22 2018

Sean Gill shares takeaways from CRPE’s 15th Portfolio Network Meeting.

Feb 6 2018

As the Gates Foundation shifts its focus to new Networks for School Improvement, Sean Gill offers some lessons from a prior initiative.