Rural districts using the four-day school week schedule are experimenting with new, holistic and community-embedded learning opportunities on the fifth, unscheduled school day.
Offering lower-income families an allowance to customize out-of-school learning experiences could help close the enrichment gap.
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
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.
It will take system-level changes for students to fully exploit learning opportunities, writes Paul Hill.
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.
Molly Weiner of the Texas Aspires Foundation talks with Sean Gill about new legislation in Texas intended to foster partnership schools.
The rapid growth of alternative education campuses should drive researchers to study this new area, writes Alex Medler.
Robin Lake outlines a year of urgency and action on forward-facing solutions.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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