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 

  • Oct 25 2011
    Studies indicate charter schools performing well in reading, math

    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.

  • Aug 11 2011
    Betheny 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 2011
    Greater 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 2011
    District 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 2011
    More 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).