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A Simple Recipe Needs Complex Conditions to Work

Sep 4 2019

Let districts be districts, when they work. But when they don’t, Robin Lake argues, try something else. 

We Must Understand the Real Impact of Charter Schools on California’s School Districts

May 17 2019

Three new briefs from CRPE shed light on the debate.

Returning the Favor: David Osborne Goes Deep in "Reinventing America's Schools"

Sep 6 2017

Paul Hill shares his thoughts on David Osborne's new book, Reinventing America's Schools.

Why Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone on Personalized Learning

Sep 21 2016

Betheny Gross and Colleen McCann say thought partners can provide needed insights and coaching for schools implementing personalized learning. This is the fourth in our series of "Notes From The Field."

Personalized Learning Can’t Ignore School Leaders

Sep 14 2016

Michael DeArmond and Betheny Gross bring attention to the important, but often overlooked, role of principals in personalized learning. This is the third in our series of "Notes From The Field."

Technology’s Unmet Progressive Promise

Sep 7 2016

Michael DeArmond observes that few teachers appear to be taking advantage of technology's potential to support progressive teaching. This is the second in our series of "Notes From The Field." 

Notes From the Field: Personalized Learning

Aug 30 2016

Personalized Learning Will Live or Die on Ability to Manage ChangeBetheny Gross introduces a series of dispatches sharing early observations from CRPE's study of personalized learning.

Beware the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning: Rigor Matters

Aug 31 2016

Betheny Gross cautions that, to be successful, personalized learning must include high-quality, challenging content. This is the first in our series of "Notes From The Field." 

Why Collaboration Can Be Harder Than Herding Cats

Aug 24 2016

Alex Medler weighs in on our latest report on the challenges of district-charter collaboration.

Taking a Lesson from The Boys in the Boat and Aiming for “Swing”

Aug 9 2016

Robin Lake reflects on what "swing" looks like in high-performing schools that serve disadvantaged students.


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