Paul Hill responds to a commentary by Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris on school choice, charter schools, and the portfolio strategy.
Robin Lake urges cities to leverage community assets, technology, and networks to improve services and supports for students with special needs.
Travis Pillow profiles an innovative school leader whose startup seeks to provide students with multiple pathways to financial freedom.
CRPE’s Georgia Heyward and TNTP’s Crystal Harmon share ways education leaders can channel their annual anxiety about teacher hiring into solutions.
Superintendent Pedro Martinez and his team exemplify the problem-solving mentality of the portfolio strategy, writes Robin Lake.
Travis Pillow argues that the charter school movement, to overcome barriers to growth, must become part of the solution to big problems in public education.
In our recent special education study, we found that Washington state’s charter schools are serving students with disab
Georgia Heyward identifies several trends in cities offering public school choice and shares strategies for addressing the most persistent challenges.
Twenty-five years ago, CRPE was founded on the idea of the school as the locus of change. Today we are reexamining our old assumptions in light of new technical possibilities, changes in the economy, and a recognition that even the most effect
The departing Camden superintendent reflects on five years of progress and the challenges that remain.
Parker Baxter at the Center for Education Policy Analysis writes that we need to prepare a new generation of education systems leaders to reimagine how education can be organized and delivered.
Robin Lake and Paul Hill look at the effect of charter schools on district finances and suggest solutions to build a healthy public school choice system.
Robin Lake describes significant flaws in a paper assessing the impact of charter schools on school districts.
Robin Lake takes issue with a large study's conclusion that charter schools are to blame for financial struggles in California school districts.
Robin Lake ponders the system changes necessary to support more personalized learning models.
Robin Lake explores an alternative learning environment that is curating a wide portfolio of options for students.
Robin Lake visits a resource-intensive specialized school that is helping students make the most of their lives.
Robin Lake considers what it would take for cities to create and oversee a diverse portfolio of learning options.
Paul Hill reviews a new book and is reminded of how tribally divided the policy research field has become.
Sean Gill shares takeaways from CRPE’s 15th Portfolio Network Meeting.
Big cities looking for school superintendents should pay attention to the progress in Chicago, writes Paul Hill.
Molly Weiner of the Texas Aspires Foundation talks with Sean Gill about new legislation in Texas intended to foster partnership schools.
Robin Lake finds "trove of fine-grained guidance" for authorizers on performance management, cites areas needing further research.
The nominating panel charged with selecting candidates for Philadelphia’s new nine-member school board has received its last application.
Learn about SAISD's initiative to intentionally diversify the city’s notoriously segregated public schools.
Robin Lake offers her key takeaways from CREDO's evaluation of school turnaround efforts in New Orleans, Nashville, and Memphis.
Robin Lake and Paul Hill propose a new political strategy to meet the need and demand for more high-quality charter schools.
Increasingly complex school choice systems are spurring local organizations to offer hands-on support for low-income families.
The rapid growth of alternative education campuses should drive researchers to study this new area, writes Alex Medler.
Robin Lake worries that Denver Public Schools is wavering in its commitment to strong performance oversight and continuous improvement.
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