Robin Lake cautions those who want to support portfolio efforts need to be skeptical of people who adopt the word without being serious about implementing the reform.
Robin Lake writes that reinventing public education is about managing problems and trying to find the best solutions, rather than about applying a pure "model" that will work everywhere.
Robin Lake writes about L.A. Supt. John Deasy's possible resignation and the need to fix the systems and structures that get in the way of school improvement for urban students.
Paul Hill offers three lessons for reform leaders and supporters to reduce the misunderstandings and resentments that predispose voters to accept anti-reform, anti-charter rhetoric.
Robin Lake discusses why the portfolio strategy is worth pursuing now, while we work to build a robust evidence base around what works and what doesn't.
Christine Campbell and Betheny Gross outline the kinds of evidence school districts need to provide in order for communities to decide whether education reforms are working.
Robin Lake explores the dynamics behind special education enrollment in charter schools and what the implications are for policy.