Seattle, WA - K-12 school districts that lay off personnel according to seniority cause disproportionate damage to their programs and students than if layoffs were determined on a seniority-neutral basis.
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Feb 3 2009K-12 schools: Seniority-neutral layoff policy would save jobs
Jan 14 2009Teacher contracts not so inflexible
Seattle, WA - Collective bargaining agreements are not necessarily the boogey-man barriers to reforming the nation's high schools as many educators believe, according to a new study from the University of Washington.
Dec 8 2008Charter schools offer college prep alternative for inner-city students
Seattle, WA - Charter schools are much more likely than their standard public school counterparts to bring a college-prep focus to inner-city kids, a trend with potentially important implications for minority students.
Nov 26 2008School finance systems work against student learning
Seattle, WA - Public school finance systems around the United States are outmoded, failing to support the effective education of America's children.
Oct 24 2008To raise student achievement, overhaul school finance systems
Seattle, WA - After years of hard work and spending hundreds of millions to raise the level of student performance, educators, political and civic leaders, and parents still have not produced the results they expect.
Now we know why:
Apr 2 2020
CRPE's database on school district COVID-19 plans is referenced by the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board.
Mar 31 2020
Sean Gill is quoted in Chalkbeat on the challenges for educators who must teach remotely and parent at the same time.
Mar 31 2020
Robin Lake is quoted in US News & World Report on findings from our database of school district COVID-19 response plans.
Nov 1 2018
Today CRPE is excited to announce that two policy proposals, developed by CRPE experts to help close the nation's enrichment gap and help manage school facilities, were among 24 transformative ideas selected by Pathway 2 Tomorrow in a nationwide competition intended to shape a new agenda to improve public education.
Nov 14 2017
CRPE's new cross-city analysis examines the current state of public school choice in 18 American cities.
Sep 20 2017New Report Urges Districts, Charters, and States to Work Together to Ensure School Quality in Times of Charter Growth and Declining Enrollment
CRPE's new report identifies possible solutions to help districts adapt to the reality of enrollment decline.
Sep 19 2019
In the Houston Chronicle, Ashley Jochim and Paul Hill write that while state takeovers may be falling out of fashion in some circles, their track record is more positive than critics claim and could make a difference for Houston schools.
Sep 10 2019
Sean Gill discusses the potential benefits of partnership schools in The 74.
Aug 6 2019
Betheny Gross writes about how five cities tackle the challenges of student transportation in Education Next.