The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

The Enrichment Gap: The Educational Inequity That Nobody Talks About

Sivan Tuchman, Travis Pillow | Tue, 11/13/2018

Sivan Tuchman and Travis Pillow share findings from a new analysis of student access to out-of-school learning opportunities in Denver.

On the 25th Anniversary of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a Look at Lessons Learned & New Imperatives Ahead

Robin Lake | Thu, 11/08/2018

At the Center on Reinventing Public Education, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. We are thinking a lot about our principles and lessons learned.

Thinking Forward: How Can Public Education Prepare Every Student for the Challenges of the Future?

Robin Lake | Thu, 11/08/2018

Robin Lake introduces a set of essays intended to spur discussion about how public education can adapt to a rapidly changing world.

To Meet the Needs of Complex Learners, School Systems Must Think More Boldly

Robin Lake | Mon, 11/05/2018

Robin Lake urges cities to leverage community assets, technology, and networks to improve services and supports for students with special needs.

A New School Takes Root in New Orleans—And Races Against Time

Travis Pillow | Tue, 10/30/2018

Travis Pillow profiles an innovative school leader whose startup seeks to provide students with multiple pathways to financial freedom.

Working Smarter, Not Harder: Promising Local Strategies for Improving Charter School Teacher Supply

Georgia Heyward, Crystal Harmon | Tue, 10/23/2018

CRPE’s Georgia Heyward and TNTP’s Crystal Harmon share ways education leaders can channel their annual anxiety about teacher hiring into solutions.

States Don’t Need to Wait on a Congressional Investigation to Improve Online Charter School Oversight

Robin Lake | Tue, 10/16/2018

Regulations of online schools are ripe for experimentation at the state and local levels, writes Robin Lake.

San Antonio ISD’s Innovations Offer National Lessons

Robin Lake | Thu, 10/04/2018

Superintendent Pedro Martinez and his team exemplify the problem-solving mentality of the portfolio strategy, writes Robin Lake.

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