Publications

Our studies span governance, systems, and practice in public education. Through our reports we help make sense of complex trends and data, communicate new possibilities for system change, and provide guidance and thought leadership to support that change. We pride ourselves on our ability to see around the corner, reach across traditional party and sector lines, and craft solutions to problems few have anticipated. Explore our most recent publications below.

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.


The Street-Level Politics of School Reform
November, 2015
Paul Hill, Ashley Jochim

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim profile portfolio strategy efforts in five cities and offer lessons for leaders to sustain long-term education reform amid political opposition.


Measuring Up: Educational Improvement and Opportunity in 50 Cities
October, 2015
Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice, Betheny Gross, José Hernández, Ashley Jochim, Robin Lake

A groundbreaking new report that measures the health of school systems through a citywide lens.


The Policy Framework for Online Charter Schools
October, 2015
Rosa Pazhouh, Robin Lake, Larry Miller

CRPE partnered with Mathematica and CREDO on a rigorous analysis of online charter schools. Our paper examines how state policy shapes the online charter school landscape.


Understanding Student Discipline Practices in Charter Schools: A Research Agenda
September, 2015
Patrick Denice, Betheny Gross, Karega Rausch

CRPE convened a panel of experts to recommend a more comprehensive approach to capturing discipline data and evaluating and comparing school discipline practices.


Making Sense of Charter School Discipline Studies: A Reporter's Guide
September, 2015
Alison Krupnick

This brief provides guidance for education reporters seeking to interpret findings and draw conclusions about current school discipline research.


Backfill in Charter High Schools: Practices to Learn From and Questions to be Answered
August, 2015
Paul Hill, Tricia Maas

Paul Hill and Tricia Maas explore the charter high school "backfill" issue, using interviews with charter sector leaders to understand competing perspectives and practices that support transfer students.


The Best of Both Worlds: School District-Charter Sector Boundary Spanners
August, 2015
Sarah Yatsko, Angela Bruns

This paper explores the practice of district superintendents looking beyond the usual candidate pool and hiring administrators who have seen strong successes in the charter sector.


The Best of Both Worlds: Can District-Charter Co-Location Be a Win-Win?
August, 2015
Michael DeArmond, Elizabeth Cooley Nelson, Angela Bruns

This report explores the challenges of leveraging co-location as a tool for school improvement.


The Four-Day School Week in Rural Idaho Schools
July, 2015
Paul Hill, Georgia Heyward

This report was published by the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho as part of their research on the four-day school week in rural Idaho.


Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons: How Policy Shapes Educational Entrepreneurship
June, 2015
Ashley Jochim

This paper was written by Ashley Jochim for the American Education Institute's conference, The State of Entrepreneurship in K–12 Education, held June 24, 2015.

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