Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Incomplete Reform in Baltimore: An Interview with CRPE research director Betheny Gross

Five years ago, Baltimore City Public Schools seemed on the brink of a breakthrough. By almost all accounts, the district-led portfolio system—traditional and charter school options, all authorized and managed by City Schools’ central office—was working. But today, progress appears to have stalled. CRPE research director Betheny Gross and analyst Ashley Jochim researched Baltimore to understand the story of its reforms from 2007 to present. Their findings are published in Education Next.

In this audio blog, deputy policy director Jordan Posamentier interviews Gross about Baltimore’s successes and failures, how she thinks the city could regain momentum, and what lessons Baltimore holds for other districts.

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Tue, 05/11/2021

Schools in our study have found that several technologies—some unexpectedly—have helped them customize outreach and engagement with families. 

Thu, 05/06/2021

Weeks away from the end of the school year, it’s still unclear whether assessment data will play a role in shaping academic and social-emotional intervention strategies for 2021–22. 

Thu, 04/29/2021

We believe there are at least four reasons the $123 billion American Rescue Plan (ARP) stimulus funding could go wildly awry.