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Charter Regulation: How Much Is Too Much?

May 12 2014

Complaining about too much regulation won't help the charter movement or kids, writes Robin Lake.

Getting from Here to There in Governance Reform

May 7 2014

Transforming the school district requires a transition strategy that protects kids who remain in district-run schools, writes Paul Hill.

Buried Treasure: A New Look at Inequities in School Funding

May 1 2014

Larry Miller revisits the groundbreaking study that revealed how the budgeting system used by most districts was broken - and how to fix it.

Smart Contracting Means Delegating, Not Abdicating

Apr 29 2014

Effective government contracting in education matters, writes Paul Hill, but we often ignore lessons from other sectors.

To Take the Helm, State Ed Agencies Need a Navigator

Apr 24 2014

Ashley Jochim takes a critical look at a new proposal to shrink state education agencies.

Buried Treasure: It Takes a City

Apr 3 2014

Ashley Jochim explores the book's still timely political lessons on implementing and sustaining urban school reforms.

Buried Treasure: High Schools With Character

Mar 26 2014

Michael DeArmond explains how this 1990 report moved him from thinking about the classroom to thinking about the bigger picture, and led him to CRPE, where the report's underlying issues still drive much of our work.

Smart Regulation for Strong Schools

Mar 21 2014

Robin Lake shares lessons from the financial world that are relevant for how we oversee and regulate schools.

School Facilities Shouldn’t Be Political Spoils

Mar 13 2014

Control over school facilities is a powerful but easily misused governance tool, writes Paul Hill, and he's got a remedy.

Shouldn’t Principals Speak for Their Schools? A New Approach

Mar 7 2014

In districts truly committed to the portfolio strategy, principals should be the point people on engagement and communication, writes Christine Campbell.

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