Media Resources

Navigating Complex Issues in Public Education

Together our team provides breadth of experience and depth of expertise on a range of education issues. As a nonpartisan research center based at the University of Washington Bothell, with connections that span from teachers to superintendents to state legislators across the country, we bring a unique lens to how the various parts of the education system interact with each other. Our work has been featured in a diverse list of media sources, including PBS Newshour, The Economist, and The New York Times. CRPE experts can provide commentary, interviews, story ideas, background information, or serve as expert sources.

General Media Inquiries 

Travis Pillow
Phone: 206-685-2214 
Email: travis.pillow@gmail.com

  • Nov 26 2008
    School 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 2008
    To 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 2008
    School 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 2006
    Must 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 2005
    Charter 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.

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