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.
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Oct 25 2011Studies indicate charter schools performing well in reading, math
Aug 11 2011Betheny Gross presentation at National State Legislator's Conference
On August 11th, CRPE Senior Research Analyst Betheny Gross presented an overview of the latest evidence on choice policies -- including public school choice, vouchers, and charter schools -- at the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.
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 2011District Leaders Roll Up Their Sleeves and Work Together on Portfolio Management Issues
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 2011More urban school districts adopt portfolio reform strategy
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).
Apr 28 2020
Bree Dusseault is quoted on WLRN about tracking attendance during remote learning.
Apr 27 2020
Bree Dusseault is quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer about online learning.
Apr 24 2020
Robin Lake is quoted on remote learning in the New York Times.
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.