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Can Districts Learn to Innovate? Lessons from NYC

Jan 21 2016

Robin Lake revisits the innovative efforts of NYCDOE's iZone, introducing a new paper by Steven Hodas.

How Washington State Can Keep the Door Open to Charter Schooling

Nov 24 2015

Robin Lake encourages Washington state to support charter schooling in this guest blog for Fordham's Flypaper.

How Fordham's Rankings Measure Up

Dec 22 2015

Lake and DeArmond examine Fordham's new study on school choice in light of findings from our recent Measuring Up report, and conclude that choice friendliness is no guarantee of good things happening for kids.

The Tough Realities of School Turnaround in Tennessee

Dec 17 2015

Christine Campbell discusses the challenges with school turnaround in Tennessee in light of a new study.

What’s in a Name? Portfolio, Charter Schools, and the Boy Who Hated Kreplach

Dec 11 2015

Robin Lake urges an open-minded focus on the ingredients that make great schools.

Are Innovative K-12 Systems Solutions Hiding In Plain Sight?

Dec 9 2015

Jordan Posamentier explores how innovative ideas from other realms could be used to solve K-12 school system challenges.

“Batter Up!” Advice as States Step Up to the Plate on ESEA Implementation

Dec 3 2015

As Congress reauthorizes ESEA, states will play a paramount role in education. Drawing on lessons from the new volume of The SEA of the Future, Ashley Jochim and Betheny Gross offer suggestions on how SEAs could strategically develop evidence-based education policy.

Can City Schools Address the Achievement and Opportunity Gap?

Oct 23 2015

Michael DeArmond, Robin Lake, and Ashley Jochim explain how our recent report, Measuring Up, looks at the health of all schools in a system, in this blog originally published in Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard

Remembering John Chubb

Nov 17 2015

Paul Hill remembers education reformer John Chubb.

The Politics of Education Reform

Nov 19 2015

Paul Hill offers examples of how to sustain education reform for the long run amid political opposition.

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