The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

What’s Next for Detroit’s Troubled Schools?

Robin Lake | Thu, 11/13/2014

Robin Lake discusses the current failures of Detroit's public school system, and why she's optimistic for its renewal.

Setting the Record Straight on Charter Schools and Achievement: A Reply to Francesca Lopez

Robin Lake | Mon, 11/03/2014

Julian Betts and Y. Emily Tang respond to a National Education Policy Center review of their report on charter schools and achievement.

Time to Take Stock on Charter Authorizing

Robin Lake | Tue, 10/28/2014

Robin Lake looks at the progress charter authorizers have made on accountability, and says there's still much work to be done.

Accountability: It’s In the Eye of the Beholder

Paul Hill | Fri, 10/17/2014

Paul Hill discusses why accountability must be about protecting children and improving their chances, not about punishing teachers.

What’s Next for Accountability?

Robin Lake | Fri, 10/03/2014

Robin Lake wraps up our blog series on accountability with a look at where we go from here.

Measuring the Health of the Charter Movement Is Important to Get Right

Robin Lake | Wed, 10/01/2014

Robin Lake reviews a new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

It’s All About Improvement

Jane Hannaway | Tue, 09/30/2014

Guest blogger Jane Hannaway continues our series on fixing school accountability systems.

Fix the Problems, but Don’t Retreat on Accountability

Sandy Kress | Mon, 09/29/2014

Sandy Kress, former senior advisor on education to President George W. Bush, continues our blog series on fixing school accountability systems.