Today’s headlines that public school class sizes are growing larger are often exaggerated. Some states have increased class sizes slightly since the recession of 2008, but others have held steady or declined. The average class is still smaller than it was in the 1999-2000 school year.
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Feb 21 2013
Feb 19 2013
CRPE Director Robin Lake is quoted in this article on the Equity and Excellence Commission report.
Jan 16 2013
News about school reform often comes with tales of conflict, which is an inevitable byproduct of efforts to develop more effective schools.
Jan 15 2013
This Associated Press article quotes Paul Hill's testimony in a Texas school finance trial.
Jan 9 2013
Paul Hill and Marguerite Roza shared ideas for improving education with members of the Idaho Legislature.
Dec 17 2012
Washington state residents used to enjoy a preference in admission to the University of Washington, but a new analysis shows that preference is now gone.
Dec 11 2012
StudentsFirst recaps Marguerite Roza's testimony on school funding, given at the Ohio House and Senate finance committees.
Nov 26 2012
Paul Hill lays out the benefits, rationale, and future of the portfolio strategy in this guest post on the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation's Education Reform blog.
Nov 21 2012
Article features CRPE analysis of New York State charter school enrollment rates of students with special needs.
Nov 20 2012
A fresh examination of special education enrollment patterns in New York State suggests that charter schools may be doing better at enrolling students with special needs than many believe.