Let districts be districts, when they work. But when they don’t, Robin Lake argues, try something else.
Despite periodic stalemates, a local portfolio strategy will very likely endure, spread, and continue to evolve.
Paul Hill responds to a commentary by Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris on school choice, charter schools, and the portfolio strategy.
Travis Pillow profiles an innovative school leader whose startup seeks to provide students with multiple pathways to financial freedom.
Superintendent Pedro Martinez and his team exemplify the problem-solving mentality of the portfolio strategy, writes Robin Lake.
Even with a simplified process for choosing high schools, accessing high-quality options remains a challenge for some families.
Georgia Heyward identifies several trends in cities offering public school choice and shares strategies for addressing the most persistent challenges.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Hill explains why superintendents’ political skills are fundamental for success in their job, and offers a new paper to help prepare aspiring leaders.
Robin Lake worries that Denver Public Schools is wavering in its commitment to strong performance oversight and continuous improvement.
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.
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
Sean Gill writes about a promising new model for school improvement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim discuss ideas from their new paper, The Power of Persuasion: A Model of Effective Political Leadership by State Chiefs.
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