Tricia Maas

08/2015
Backfill in Charter High Schools: Practices to Learn From and Questions to be Answered

Paul Hill and Tricia Maas explore the charter high school "backfill" issue, using interviews with charter sector leaders to understand competing perspectives and practices that support transfer students.

04/2015
Next Generation School Districts: What Capacities Do Districts Need to Create and Sustain Schools That Are Ready to Deliver on Common Core?

This paper argues that district-wide systems changes are necessary to encourage and free up...

04/2015
The Case for Coherent High Schools

This paper explains why personalized high schools are hard to get and keep, and shows how we can make them more broadly available through changes in policy and philanthropic investments.

01/2015
A Blueprint for Effective and Adaptable School District Procurement

This report outlines the problems districts face in procuring innovative goods and services, shows how other sectors have modernized procurement processes, and recommends ways to reform district procurement.

05/2013
Ch. 3 - Innovating at Last? The Rise of Blended Learning in Charter Schools (HFR '12)

Michael Horn writes about how and why many charter schools in California have innovated through technology and asks what it will take for more to follow nationwide.