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Can High Standards and Accountability Co-Exist? Lessons From the Common Core Assessment Consortia

Jul 13 2016

Ashley Jochim and Patrick McGuinn examine why many states are abandoning Common Core-aligned assessments even while they embrace the new standards.

Tradeoffs, not absolutes, on suspension and expulsion

Jul 6 2016

Paul Hill adds his opinion to Fordham's forum on discipline practices in America's charter schools.

Rising to John King's Challenge

Jun 30 2016

Education Secretary John King called on charter schools to take the lead on rethinking school discipline. Here's how D.C. and New Orleans are doing that.

The State of Florida Takes a Leadership Role in District-Charter Collaboration: An Interview with Adam Emerson

Jun 30 2016

CRPE's Sean Gill talks with the Florida Department of Education’s charter schools director about his thoughts on how the state's efforts to promote collaboration work is progressing.

How DC and New Orleans Are Addressing Excessive Discipline While Respecting School Autonomy

Jun 9 2016

Robin Lake previews our forthcoming report on the efforts of two cities to apply creative and thoughtful discipline policies across charter and traditional public schools.

What’s at Stake in the Ongoing Fight About School Spending Comparability?

Jun 6 2016

Paul Hill hopes that ESSA's transparency provisions might mark the turning point in a decades-long struggle over whether districts have a right to skimp on funding their most troubled schools.

Beyond Quotas: Time for Real Remedies on Harsh Discipline that Excludes Students

May 25 2016

While the overuse of harsh discipline practices is an issue for both charter and traditional public schools, Sarah Yatsko writes that charters could take the lead on innovating fair and effective student discipline.

Rumors of Death Premature: Portfolio Management Still Alive and Kicking in New Orleans

May 19 2016

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim respond to Jay Greene's Education Next commentary on the portfolio strategy in New Orleans.

Waive the Waivers

May 12 2016

What are the "sleeper provisions" of ESSA that might encourage the further expansion of parental choice, at least if advocates seize the opportunity? Jordan Posamentier responds to Fordham's 2016 Wonk-a-Thon question.

Principals Are Not at the Top of States’ Talent Agenda—But They Should Be

Apr 28 2016

Christine Campbell introduces the school leadership policy toolkit, a collaboration between CRPE and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, that helps states and human-capital advocates build an effective strategy for developing and retaining strong school leaders.

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