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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 

Linda Perlstein
Phone: 323-489-4340 

  • Jan 29 2010
    Despite federal stimulus money, some state school budgets may be at risk

    Seattle, WA - An early snapshot analysis of 23 state budgets using federal education stimulus dollars indicates that short-term benefits could result in less spending on schools over the long term in some states.

  • Jan 27 2010
    Steady growth for charter schools and a boost from President Obama

    Seattle, WA - Thanks to President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, charter schools are being promoted as an important tool for improving U.S. public schools.

  • Oct 5 2009
    Portfolio school districts: 'promising' but 'works in progress'

    Seattle, WA - "Portfolio school districts are promising new developments but they still have big problems to solve," is how Dr.

  • Jul 30 2009
    School finances: Trimming teacher pay could reduce layoffs, larger classes

    Seattle, WA - School districts faced with large budget gaps could avoid some or all teacher layoffs by rolling back salaries.

  • Jul 20 2009
    Pay bump for teachers with master's degrees could be put to better use

    Seattle, WA - In this recessionary climate of depressed revenues and budget cuts for education, school districts across the U.S. would be foolhardy not to rethink paying teachers for master's degrees, according to a new report out today.