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.

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...

Herding Cats: Managing Diverse Charter School Interests in Collaboration Efforts

This paper looks at why many cities have missed opportunities to create more lasting relationships between their district and charter sectors, and offers suggestions for fostering stronger partnerships that...

Suburban Schools: The Unrecognized Frontier in Public Education

This paper reviews trends around changing student populations in suburban America and the accompanying demands facing suburban public school systems.

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.

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.

Aug 30 2016

Deputy policy director Jordan Posamentier and research analyst Sean Gill presented CRPE's research on district-charter collaboration to a state-appointed committe on Little Rock area schools.

Apr 21 2016

Sean Gill is quoted in this Chicago Talks piece on Chicago charter schools.

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.

Oct 9 2017

Sean Gill writes about a promising new model for school improvement.

Jun 30 2016

CRPE's Sean Gill talks with the Florida Department of Education’s charter schools director about his thoughts on how the state's efforts to promote collaboration work is progressing.