The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

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.

Buried Treasure: A New Look at Inequities in School Funding

Larry Miller | Thu, 05/01/2014

Larry Miller revisits the groundbreaking study that revealed how the budgeting system used by most districts was broken - and how to fix it.

Smart Contracting Means Delegating, Not Abdicating

Paul Hill | Tue, 04/29/2014

Effective government contracting in education matters, writes Paul Hill, but we often ignore lessons from other sectors.

To Take the Helm, State Ed Agencies Need a Navigator

Ashley Jochim | Thu, 04/24/2014

Ashley Jochim takes a critical look at a new proposal to shrink state education agencies.

Buried Treasure: Unique Schools Serving Unique Students

Betheny Gross | Thu, 04/17/2014

Betheny Gross recalls CRPE's 2010 book on charter schools serving students with special needs and how it highlighted not just shortcomings, but innovative solutions as well.

Buried Treasure: Inside Charter Schools

Sarah Yatsko | Wed, 04/09/2014

Sarah Yatsko recalls CRPE's 2011 comprehensive charter school study, and what's changed—and hasn't changed—since its release.

Buried Treasure: It Takes a City

Ashley Jochim | Thu, 04/03/2014

Ashley Jochim explores the book's still timely political lessons on implementing and sustaining urban school reforms.