The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

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.

The Long Road to Accountability

Joanne Weiss | Fri, 09/26/2014

Guest blogger Joanne Weiss, former chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, continues our series on next-gen accountability systems.

Feeling Our Way to Solid Ground

James Merriman | Thu, 09/25/2014

James Merriman, CEO of the New York City Charter School Center, continues our blog series on fixing school accountability systems.