The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

Connecting the Dots: What Do These Examples Imply for System Change?

Robin Lake | Mon, 04/30/2018

Robin Lake considers what it would take for cities to create and oversee a diverse portfolio of learning options.

Solving for Complex Learners: NYC Autism Charter School

Robin Lake | Mon, 04/30/2018

Robin Lake visits a resource-intensive specialized school that is helping students make the most of their lives.

Curating a Portfolio of Student Pathways: Workspace Education

Robin Lake | Mon, 04/30/2018

Robin Lake explores an alternative learning environment that is curating a wide portfolio of options for students.

How Can We Get Serious About Successful Pathways for Every Student?

Robin Lake | Mon, 04/30/2018

Robin Lake ponders the system changes necessary to support more personalized learning models.

Charter Schools, Segregation, and Anxiety About Social Cohesion

Paul Hill | Sat, 04/28/2018

Paul Hill reviews a new book and is reminded of how tribally divided the policy research field has become.

Robin Lake to LAUSD: Stop searching for the next superhero — hand your schools the cape

Robin Lake | Wed, 04/04/2018

Robin Lake opines on L.A.’s district superintendent search.

Reflecting on the Portfolio Strategy and School Improvement in San Antonio

Sean Gill | Thu, 03/22/2018

Sean Gill shares takeaways from CRPE’s 15th Portfolio Network Meeting.

Wanted: District Leaders Who Can Make Tough Choices

Paul Hill | Wed, 03/21/2018

Big cities looking for school superintendents should pay attention to the progress in Chicago, writes Paul Hill.