Seattle, WA - Public school finance systems around the United States are outmoded, failing to support the effective education of America's children.
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Nov 26 2008School finance systems work against student learning
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:
Jun 18 2008School funding maze frustrates effort to close student achievement gaps
Seattle, WA - Rather than a coordinated system to finance public schools so that all the needs of different students are met, researchers have documented a confusing, multilayered maze of funding policies and formulas that often work at cross-purposes.
Aug 30 2006Must Enrollment Declines Spell Financial Chaos for Districts? Avoiding budgetary shell games to create more nimble fiscal systems.
This Education Week commentary by CRPE affiliate Marguerite Roza lays out the benefits of district budget reform for both long-term fiscal stability and the ability to articulate priorities in district spending patterns.
Nov 21 2005Charter schools serving more urban and disadvantaged students, study finds
Seattle, WA - America's charter schools serve a larger percentage of minority and low-income students than do the nation's traditional public schools, according to a comprehensive new study of the growing charter movement.
Jun 28 2019
Robin Lake is quoted in The Boston Globe about impending reforms to the Providence school district.
May 30 2019
Paul Hill speaks with NPR's On Point about the four-day school week.
May 20 2019
Robin Lake speaks on the Education Next podcast The Education Exchange on what Indianapolis has done to make charter schools work.
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.
Jun 21 2017New Analysis Finds Public Transit in Denver Not Sufficient to Improve Students’ Access to High-Quality Schools
Report suggests Denver and other cities should invest in the supply of high-quality schools in order to dramatically improve access for students most in need.
Mar 15 2017
New analysis finds that state chiefs need to use their powers strategically, to build coalitions and lead others to act urgently to improve outcomes for students.
Mar 22 2019
Ashley Jochim and Lesley Lavery write in The 74 about the divide between teacher unions and charter schools.
Jan 25 2019
Robin Lake looks toward the future of school choice in this piece for The 74.
Jan 21 2019
Robin Lake writes in The Press-Enterprise that charter schools are not to blame for teacher strikes at Los Angeles Unified School District.