Seattle, WA - Just over two years ago, the federal government committed over $3 billion nationwide to help states and districts turn around their worst-performing schools. The U.S. Department of Education intended for the School Improvement Grants (SIGs) to spur dramatic change.
Mar 29 2012Millions in turnaround dollars fail to spark bold reform for lowest-performing Washington state schools
Mar 22 2012
Seattle, WA - In January, Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica) and the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) released a study that identified two practices common to successful charter management organizations.
Mar 1 2012
CRPE Founder Paul T. Hill steps down today as Director, naming long-time colleague Robin Lake as his successor. Both Paul and Robin share letters explaining the transition.
Jan 19 2012
Seattle, WA - Charter schools are public schools. Historically, however, the relationship between school districts and charters has been nonexistent at best, antagonistic at worst.
Dec 5 2011
Seattle, WA - A new study from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds that charter school collective bargaining agreements tend to be more streamlined and provide for greater flexibility than the typical district contract.
Oct 25 2011
Seattle, WA - Supporters and critics alike continue to argue about whether charter schools are making a positive difference in the education of America's children. The answer, according to a new analysis of the most rigorous studies conducted to date, is a measured 'yes' in the lower grades.
Aug 8 2011Greater flexibility with federal dollars would help state education agencies boost school improvement
Seattle, WA - State education agencies could do more to help their local school districts improve under-performing schools, according to a new study at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Jul 19 2011
Seattle, WA - A growing network of school districts and education leaders embracing a portfolio management strategy is poised to be one of the most important groups in education reform in the country.
Jun 29 2011
Seattle, WA - A growing number of the nation's leading urban school districts are pressing on all fronts to radically raise student performance and narrow achievement gaps, according to a new brief from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).
Jun 21 2011
Seattle, WA - The evidence is mounting that by drawing upon the experiences of high-performing charter schools, urban school districts can help close the stubborn achievement gap afflicting too many low-income students stuck in low-performing public schools.