The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

The Real Secret of Success? Progressive Pedagogy at Scale

Steven Wilson | Mon, 01/13/2020

Success Academy has implemented a progressive pedagogy at scale, but the media have overlooked it, argues Wilson.

Thinking Forward in 2020

Robin Lake | Tue, 01/07/2020

CRPE’s work in the new year includes exciting new research that flows from the Thinking Forward 25th anniversary project.

Dubious Research Used to Attack Charter Schools Program

Paul Hill | Fri, 12/20/2019

The report's claim of a billion dollars wasted stirs emotion and lacks evidence.

Beyond “No Excuses”: Lessons from a Charter School Network’s Transformation

Steven Wilson | Mon, 12/16/2019

Students could not learn that their voice has power when for much of the day the school required their silence.

How Charter Schools Help Cultivate Good Citizenship

Paul Hill | Tue, 12/10/2019

Attending charter schools appears to reduce antisocial behavior, like crime and discipline infractions, and increase positive social behavior, like voting.

We Need to Ask the Right Questions about Corruption and Charter Schools

Paul Hill | Tue, 12/03/2019

Attackers and defenders of charter schools are free to pick cases and attach labels, but we shouldn’t lump actual corruption or theft in with debatably unwise uses of funds.

An Innovation Network: A More Diverse and Inclusive Way to Innovate

Betheny Gross | Wed, 11/20/2019

Our network participants are already showing the potential benefits of the shift toward local problem solving.

In Judging the Consequences of Charter Growth, Weigh Benefits to District Students Against Financial Strains

Paul Hill | Mon, 11/18/2019

Settling for cherry-picked or incomplete evidence isn't necessary.