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 

  • Feb 3 2009
    K-12 schools: Seniority-neutral layoff policy would save jobs

    Seattle, WA - K-12 school districts that lay off personnel according to seniority cause disproportionate damage to their programs and students than if layoffs were determined on a seniority-neutral basis.

  • Jan 14 2009
    Teacher contracts not so inflexible

    Seattle, WA - Collective bargaining agreements are not necessarily the boogey-man barriers to reforming the nation's high schools as many educators believe, according to a new study from the University of Washington.

  • Dec 8 2008
    Charter schools offer college prep alternative for inner-city students

    Seattle, WA - Charter schools are much more likely than their standard public school counterparts to bring a college-prep focus to inner-city kids, a trend with potentially important implications for minority students.

  • Nov 26 2008
    School finance systems work against student learning

    Seattle, WA - Public school finance systems around the United States are outmoded, failing to support the effective education of America's children.

  • Oct 24 2008
    To raise student achievement, overhaul school finance systems

    Seattle, WA - After years of hard work and spending hundreds of millions to raise the level of student performance, educators, political and civic leaders, and parents still have not produced the results they expect.

    Now we know why: