Seattle, WA - Just over two years ago, the federal government committed over $3 billion nationwide to help states and districts turn around their worst-performing schools. The U.S. Department of Education intended for the School Improvement Grants (SIGs) to spur dramatic change.
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Mar 29 2012Millions in turnaround dollars fail to spark bold reform for lowest-performing Washington state schools
Mar 22 2012Report Reveals Promising Practices of High-Impact CMOs
Seattle, WA - In January, Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica) and the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) released a study that identified two practices common to successful charter management organizations.
Mar 1 2012Robin Lake to Lead the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE)
CRPE Founder Paul T. Hill steps down today as Director, naming long-time colleague Robin Lake as his successor. Both Paul and Robin share letters explaining the transition.
Feb 7 2012Yes! A Productivity Agenda!
By Marguerite Roza and Paul Hill
Jul 6 2020
Chris Stewart and Michael Casserly both cite CRPE's work in a debate on whether America's schools responded effectively to COVID-19.
Jul 4 2020
Politico cites CRPE's analysis of school district reopening plans.
Jun 29 2020
Robin Lake is interviewed on WBUR's Here & Now about learning losses during COVID-19.
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.