The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

Time Flies When You’re Reinventing

Robin Lake | Wed, 06/11/2014

In this final post of our “Buried Treasure” blog series, Robin Lake revisits the book that has shaped CRPE's work for 20 years: Reinventing Public Education.

Charter School Quality: Policy Matters, But So Does Implementation

Robin Lake | Tue, 06/10/2014

Robin Lake discusses why some charter sectors outpace their local district schools while others are falling behind, part of Fordham Institute's “Charter School Policy Wonk-a-Thon."

Keeping Personalized Learning Schools on Track

Larry Miller, Betheny Gross | Fri, 06/06/2014

Larry Miller and Betheny Gross discuss the role of charter school authorizers in the effort to increase personalized learning programs in schools

Conserving Principal and Teacher Talent

Paul Hill | Wed, 06/04/2014

Every city has school leaders and teachers who are skillful, well prepared, and eager to make a difference. Paul Hill suggests an autonomy pilot for finding hidden talent.

Innovation in Progress: Proceed with Caution

Tricia Maas | Fri, 05/30/2014

As a new study adds to a growing consensus about the keys to successful blended-learning implementation, Tricia Maas offers up a running list of lessons learned.

Buried Treasure: An Impossible Job? The View From the Urban Superintendent's Chair

Christine Campbell | Thu, 05/22/2014

Christine Campbell considers how the job of today's urban superintendent has changed—and how it hasn't—since this report was published a decade ago.

Charter Regulation: How Much Is Too Much?

Robin Lake | Mon, 05/12/2014

Complaining about too much regulation won't help the charter movement or kids, writes Robin Lake.

Getting from Here to There in Governance Reform

Paul Hill | Wed, 05/07/2014

Transforming the school district requires a transition strategy that protects kids who remain in district-run schools, writes Paul Hill.