Independent peer review is an integral part of all CRPE research projects. Peer reviews are conducted by research or policy professionals who are not members of the CRPE project team.

Some externally published work, such as commissioned papers, books and book chapters, journal articles, and op eds, may be hosted on other sites, and some may require purchase or subscriptions to view.


Lessons Learned About District-Charter Partnerships: How Sharing Instructional Practices Can Pave the Way for More Collaboration
April, 2018
Alice Opalka, Sarah Yatsko

An overview of the district-charter collaboration landscape and one strategy that many cities are pursuing: sharing instructional practices across district and charter schools.


How School Culture and Support Systems Can Improve Disciplinary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: Mott Haven Academy Charter School Case Study
March, 2018
Lauren Morando Rhim, Stephanie Lancet

This brief examines how students with special needs are being served by an innovative New York City charter school.


How Personalized Learning Models Can Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities: Thrive Public Schools Case Study
March, 2018
Lauren Morando Rhim, Stephanie Lancet

This brief examines how students with special needs are being served by an innovative San Diego charter school network.


Passing Notes: Learning from Efforts to Share Instructional Practices Across District-Charter Lines
February, 2018
Tricia Maas, Robin Lake

This report examines recent efforts of districts and charter schools to share key instructional practices and offers recommendations for education leaders to move forward.


Collision Course: Embracing Politics to Succeed in District-Charter Collaboration
January, 2018
Ashley Jochim, Sarah Yatsko, Alice Opalka

This report examines how politics shapes the work of district-charter collaboration and offers strategies for district and charter leaders to improve their chances of success.


Unlocking Potential: How Political Skill Can Maximize Superintendent Effectiveness
January, 2018
Paul Hill, Ashley Jochim

This paper examines the characteristics of effective superintendents and offers guidance for current and aspiring district leaders as well as those offering superintendent training programs.


The Slowdown in Bay Area Charter School Growth: Causes and Solutions
January, 2018
Robin Lake, Trey Cobb, Roohi Sharma, Alice Opalka

This report examines why charter school growth in the San Francisco Bay Area has slowed dramatically and offers solutions for cities nationwide to encourage the development of new high-quality schools.


Opening the Schoolhouse Door: Helping Charter Schools Access Space in District-Owned Facilities
December, 2017
Sean Gill, Tricia Maas

This paper reviews state policies on providing charter schools with facilities and recommends better incentives for districts to share space.


Stepping Up: How Are American Cities Delivering on the Promise of Public School Choice?
November, 2017
Christine Campbell, Georgia Heyward, Betheny Gross, Robin Lake

This analysis examines 18 cities offering public school choice to determine whether 1) their education systems are continuously improving, 2) all their students have equitable access to high-quality schools, and 3) their strategies are rooted in the community.


For Portfolio Supporters, Skeptics, and Would-Be Adopters: Some Thoughts From CRPE
November, 2017
Robin Lake, Ashley Jochim

This paper provides an honest assessment of the portfolio strategy’s strengths, weaknesses, and necessary evolution.

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