Carrie Stewart of Afton Partners unpacks the fiscal complications of district enrollment decline.
Susan Aud Pendergrass urges districts and charters to collaborate on solutions to address declining enrollment without harming students and families.
School finance expert Karen Hawley Miles writes that some urban schools are finding new ways to organize resources to reach high standards.
In a new blog series, we invite several experts to weigh in on the challenges and opportunities for addressing this complex and urgent issue.
Chester E. Finn, Jr., weighs in on whether districts and charters will be able to work together on the financial challenges of declining enrollment.
Robin Lake opines on Mike Petrilli’s argument for just “letting school districts be school districts.”
Paul Hill shares his thoughts on David Osborne's new book, Reinventing America's Schools.
In Education Week, guest blogger Ashley Jochim explains how politics can encourage individual buy-in and help policyholders solve public problems over the long term.
In Education Week, guest blogger Ashley Jochim argues that education reformers need to act strategically to build strong coalitions and increase political support.
Denver Public Schools’ Brian Eschbacher shares the district’s goals and progress on increasing the diversity of school options available to Denver families.
In Education Week, guest blogger Ashley Jochim describes how the effective use of soft power can be used to motivate people to work for education reform.
Focus on policies that help families choose the right school for their children’s unique needs, write Robin Lake and Sivan Tuchman.
Betheny Gross offers a reality check on the limits of choice and the burden on children of hours spent in transit.
Robin Lake and Alice Opalka discuss the importance of cross-sector cooperation when it comes to replacing low-performing schools.
Mike DeArmond discusses how the theory of school choice works for families in the real world, drawing on a lively session from CRPE's February Portfolio meeting.
Terry Ryan and Paul Hill offer real-world examples of how chartering can be successful in rural communities in this blog originally posted in Brookings Chalkboard.
Mike DeArmond and José Hernández profile Cleveland’s school transformation plan, launched five years ago, and find promising trends in its initiatives to improve school choice.
Jordan Posamentier discusses CRPE’s new analysis on how states are retooling their education accountability systems under ESSA.
Paul Hill and Robin Lake caution that charter schools must avoid accumulating big fixed costs in order be financially sustainable.
With the return to local control, NPS leaders will need to work with the city’s surging charter sector to ensure opportunity and equity citywide.
As the school choice debate becomes more polarized, Robin Lake urges education leaders to double down on working across sector lines.
Robin Lake considers the reasons, and possible solutions, for the recent decline in charter growth.
Paul Hill looks for potential areas of agreement with the new education secretary.
The payoff of well-chosen cooperation is worth the effort for districts, charters, and families, writes Robin Lake.
Paul Hill urges rural schools to better prepare students for the constantly evolving mainstream economy.
Robin Lake rings in the new year with some ideas for making progress on education reform.
Detroit's problem hasn’t been school choice itself, writes Robin Lake, it’s the way choice has been executed.
Tune in to this discussion about the history of Baltimore's reforms, its successes and failures, and lessons for other districts.
The last thing public charter schools need is to have the next president feed the "end of public education" narrative, cautions Robin Lake.
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