The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

Elected Boards: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them

Paul Hill | Tue, 08/27/2013

Paul Hill discusses the challenge facing governance reformers to invent a form of elected governance that is insulated from domination by employees, privileged parents, contractors, or any other group.

Innovate or Die

Robin Lake | Tue, 08/20/2013

Robin Lake discusses the factors that limit or enable innovation within districts, and the need for quick and meaningful results.

Little Red Caboose or Impending Derailment? Charter Schools and Common Core

Robin Lake | Tue, 08/13/2013

Robin Lake considers what NY State's recent Common Core test results may mean for charter schools as they move toward fully implementing the standards.

How Governance Reforms Can Outlast the Reformers

Paul Hill | Wed, 08/07/2013

This blog post by Paul Hill is the fourth in a CRPE Series on Education Governance as a Civic Enterprise

Getting Beyond the Book Wars

Robin Lake | Wed, 07/31/2013

This blog post by Robin Lake is the third in a CRPE Series on Education Governance as a Civic Enterprise

Spreading the Gospel—and the Freedoms

Paul Hill | Wed, 07/24/2013

This blog post by Paul Hill is the second in a CRPE Series on Education Governance as a Civic Enterprise

How Will We Oversee the School Systems of the Future?

Robin Lake | Wed, 07/17/2013

First in a CRPE Blog Series on Education Governance as a Civic Enterprise

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Mon, 11/15/2021

Use the Canopy project interactive data portal to search for innovative schools by region, level, focus, and more.

Thu, 10/28/2021

Three new policy memos provide recommendations to start a discussion about how state leaders can ensure these shifts lead to better teaching, learning, engagement, and well-being for students.

Tue, 10/12/2021

School system leaders can draw lessons from small pandemic learning communities to better support their students’ well-being and learning.