• Jul 13 2010
    Improving productivity could deliver 'new money' for public schools

    Seattle, WA - Given the bleak outlook for financing public education, schools face a grim future of struggles amid static, or worse, declining resources.

  • Jun 28 2010
    Report highlights strengths, exposes challenges of charter school management organizations

    Seattle, WA - The nonprofit organizations that manage many of the nation's public charter schools are implementing many innovative practices, but they also face significant challenges in extending their reach, according to an

  • Jun 24 2010
    Interim Findings from Study of CMO Effectiveness presented at National Charter Conference

    Robin Lake and Brianna Dusseault presented findings from a new report at the National Charter Schools Conference in Chicago.

  • Jun 2 2010
    In Teacher Layoffs, Seniority Rules. But Should It? Marguerite Roza on NPR

    Link to External Website

  • May 21 2010
    Seniority-based layoffs affect more poor, minority students

    Seattle, WA - K-12 school districts that lay off teachers by seniority, a policy known as "last in, first out," disproportionately affect the programs and students in their poorer and more minority schools than in their wealthier, less minority counterparts.

  • May 18 2010
    Students with special needs find success in charter schools - New book identifies effective methods, challenges for educators, parents

    Seattle, WA - Even skeptics who question the value and significance of charter schools will welcome the news they are making important strides in serving children with special needs.

  • May 18 2010
    Students with special needs find success in charter schools: New book identifies effective methods, challenges for educators, parents
  • May 12 2010
    New Book Lays Groundwork for Better Assessment of Charter School Performance

    Seattle, WA - Despite many assertions to the contrary, we are far from having unambiguous evidence on charter school performance. Study results have been subject to withering criticism, and for good reason.

  • May 4 2010
    The Big Disconnect: Spending Policies, School Priorities, and Student Achievement (EVENT)

    On May 4th, Marguerite Roza, author of Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go?, joined a panel of experts to discuss and debate the twisted trail of school-level funding.

  • Apr 5 2010
    School Spending Is Poorly Tracked, at Odds with Policy Goals

    Washington, DC - From the Urban Institute:

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