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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

Market-Based Accountability Won't Be Enough

Jun 12 2014

Next generation accountability questions require creative thinking, honesty, and humility about the limits of market-based accountability, writes Robin Lake

Charter School Quality: Policy Matters, But So Does Implementation

Jun 10 2014

Robin Lake discusses why some charter sectors outpace their local district schools while others are falling behind, part of Fordham Institute's “Charter School Policy Wonk-a-Thon."

Buried Treasure: Unique Schools Serving Unique Students

Apr 17 2014

Betheny Gross recalls CRPE's 2010 book on charter schools serving students with special needs and how it highlighted not just shortcomings, but innovative solutions as well.

Buried Treasure: Inside Charter Schools

Apr 9 2014

Sarah Yatsko recalls CRPE's 2011 comprehensive charter school study, and what's changed—and hasn't changed—since its release.

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