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.
Sivan Tuchman urges the school choice community to use language that fosters common ground.
Robin Lake outlines a year of urgency and action on forward-facing solutions.
Robin Lake previews two new CRPE reports that take the question of politics in education head on.
Christine Campbell and Georgia Heyward show how school choice is creating new opportunities for families as well as challenges for cities.
History repeats itself. Unfortunately, so does irresponsible analysis. For the 20 or so years that I’ve been studying charter schools, the attacks on charters have morphed over time.
Citing evidence from CRPE’s new analysis, Robin Lake writes that the debate over school choice is out of touch with the experiences of families on the ground.
Christine Campbell explains how partnership schools differ from charters, and why these new models could benefit districts, charters, and families.
Charter School Principal Sharif El-Mekki says education leaders must work together to ensure every child has access to high-quality education
Ethan Gray of Education Cities explains why third-party leaders can help broker meaningful district-charter partnerships.
While sector conflicts garner the most attention nationally, writes Alex Medler, lots of constructive work is taking place locally.
Sean Gill writes about a promising new model for school improvement.
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