The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

The History—and Future—of School Integration Defy Buzzwords

Paul Hill, Robin Lake | Wed, 07/03/2019

Paul Hill discusses the history of school integration and offers lessons learned about ways our school systems can better educate an increasingly diverse population.

Underserved Families Can't Always Manage School Choice Alone

Georgia Heyward, Ashley Jochim | Fri, 06/28/2019

Our latest report looks at a navigator organization that helps level the playing field so all families can find quality schools that meet their needs.

What if High School Were Different?

Georgia Heyward | Tue, 06/18/2019

To realize the goals of "new CTE," we must not only rethink our notions of vocational training; we must also reimagine how we go about secondary schooling.

Separating Fiscal Fact from Fiction: Journalists Needed

Robin Lake | Thu, 06/13/2019

Journalists must take the lead in separating fact from fiction in the debate on charter schools' fiscal impacts on districts.

Charter Schools: Good or Bad for Students in Districts

Paul Hill | Mon, 06/10/2019

Paul Hill argues that the question of effects of charter growth on district schools and students is important enough to warrant thorough and objective study and that we should not settle for incomplete or cherry-picked evidence.

We Must Understand the Real Impact of Charter Schools on California’s School Districts

Robin Lake | Fri, 05/17/2019

Three new briefs from CRPE shed light on the debate.

Assessing Charter Schools' Impact on Districts: Too Important to Get Wrong

Robin Lake | Mon, 04/29/2019

Studies blaming long-standing problems in public education on charter schools make it harder to identify real solutions.

Back to the Future for Charter School Research

Paul Hill | Wed, 04/03/2019

Paul Hill urges reporters and analysts to make apples-to-apples comparisons when analyzing research on school outcomes.