Seattle, WA - An unprecedented, four-year effort to retarget the nation's education spending begins this week with the help of a $5.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Oct 13 2003Researchers launch four-year study to retarget America's school dollars toward student achievement
Jul 28 2003Superintendents say lack of clout holds them back from improving schools
Seattle, WA - Nine out of 10 urban school superintendents say they need more authority to fix bad schools and boost student achievement, according to a survey of the superintendents of the nation's 100 largest districts.
Apr 2 2003Principals abound but avoid certain schools and districts, study finds
Seattle, WA - Getting quality principals into troubled schools has become an educational rallying cry so intense that New York City is making headlines with its efforts to place leaders in failing schools.
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.