Publications

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.


Partnership Schools: New Governance Models for Creating Quality School Options in Districts
October, 2017
Sean Gill, Christine Campbell

This brief examines a promising new “third way” approach to school improvement and provides guidance for district and charter leaders and policymakers considering partnership schools.


Better Together: Ensuring Quality District Schools in Times of Charter Growth and Declining Enrollment
September, 2017

CRPE’s report urges districts, charters, and states to work together in new ways to address the financial challenges associated with declining district enrollment.


Are City Schools Becoming Monolithic? Analyzing the Diversity of Options in Denver, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.
August, 2017
Betheny Gross, Colleen McCann, Shannon Murtagh, Christine Campbell

CRPE researchers discover distinct school differences in three cities and offer innovative, evidence-based solutions to help urban U.S. districts increase options so that families can find the right fit for their child.


Can Public Transportation Improve Students’ Access to Denver’s Best Schools of Choice?
June, 2017
Betheny Gross, Patrick Denice

This study examines how much public transportation passes in Denver can improve equitable access to the city's highest-quality K-12 schools.


A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It
May, 2017
Betheny Gross, Christine Campbell

This guide helps city education leaders understand the benefits and costs of a fully unified enrollment system and outlines the questions they should ask before initiating changes.


How States Can Promote Local Innovation, Options, and Problem-Solving in Public Education
April, 2017
Jordan Posamentier, Robin Lake, Paul Hill

State policy should encourage and empower school district innovation and improvement strategies.


The “City of Firsts” Charts a New Path on Turnaround
April, 2017
Ashley Jochim, Alice Opalka

This case study profiles the unique school improvement effort in Springfield, MA, and compares it with other turnaround strategies.


The Power of Persuasion: A Model for Effective Political Leadership by State Chiefs
March, 2017
Paul Hill, Ashley Jochim

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim offer ideas and examples for how state chiefs can best use their powers to effectively lead the improvement of schools and districts.


Bridging the District-Charter Divide to Help More Students Succeed
January, 2017
Robin Lake, Sarah Yatsko, Sean Gill, Alice Opalka

Based on six years of research, this report explores why a growing number of districts and charter schools are choosing to work together, the costs and benefits of different types of cooperation, and the real impacts of successful collaboration on students and families.


Encouraging Districts and Charters to Link Arms to Solve Problems
January, 2017
Robin Lake

Robin Lake discusses opportunities that states have to support district-charter cooperation in the National Association of State Boards of Education's journal, The State Education Standard.

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