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Feeling Our Way to Solid Ground

Sep 25 2014

James Merriman, CEO of the New York City Charter School Center, continues our blog series on fixing school accountability systems.

A New Start on Accountability

Sep 24 2014

Paul Hill, Robin Lake, and Michael Petrilli kick off a blog series intended to prompt a productive dialogue around fixing school accountability systems.

State Takeover Not the Whole Answer

Sep 17 2014

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim discuss how local politics can make or break state takeovers of school districts.

In New Orleans, the Work Has Just Begun

Aug 28 2014

Paul Hill recalls New Orleans' public education system since Hurricane Katrina, and discusses potential future pitfalls and opportunities.

How the Portfolio Strategy Evolved from Idea to Action

Aug 14 2014

Christine Campbell writes about the history of the Portfolio strategy and how it continues to influence education reform throughout the country.

Real-Dollar Spending Analyses: One of the best things we ever did

Aug 6 2014

Paul Hill writes about the start of CRPE's groundbreaking school finance work, while Russlynn Ali's essay explains how she put that research into practice.

Chartering Schools: We Have to Get It Right

Jul 17 2014

For chartering to work, authorizers can't be compromised by financial or political dependency on the schools they oversee, writes Paul Hill.

Taming the Many-Headed School Choice Monster

Jul 10 2014

Robin Lake looks at what happens in high-choice cities like Detroit when no one is responsible to ensure that there is a good school for every child.

Comprehensive Social Services Can’t Substitute for Strong Schools

Jun 26 2014

Citing the experiences of Cinncinnati's community schools efforts, Hill et al. explain why NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio's wrap-around services initiative needs to be part of a broader school improvement strategy.

Keeping Personalized Learning Schools on Track

Jun 6 2014

Larry Miller and Betheny Gross discuss the role of charter school authorizers in the effort to increase personalized learning programs in schools

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