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Schools Can’t Innovate Until Districts Do

Apr 22 2015

Robin Lake introduces a series of new CRPE papers focusing on districtwide redesign to support innovative schools.

Real-World Governance Change

Apr 1 2015

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim respond to Andy Smarick's review of their new book, A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, in this guest blog originally posted on Fordham's Flypaper.

Charter High Schools and the “Backfill” Debate

Apr 8 2015

It's time for the charter sector to address the challenge of how charter high schools can meet the needs of all children in a locality, write Paul HIll and Tricia Maas.

Is There a Third Way for ESEA?

Apr 7 2015

Linda Darling-Hammond and Paul Hill find common ground on educational accountability, and urge congress to do the same. This blog was originally published in the Huffington Post.

What Africa Can Teach Us About Educating Low-Income Kids at Scale

Apr 2 2015

In developing countries, desperation is the mother of invention, driving the creation of better, affordable school options at scale. What lessons can the U.S. learn from this approach?

Special Education Governance in New Orleans

Mar 30 2015

New Orleans is the only U.S. city in which charter schools have succeeded in educating higher proportions of students with disabilities than traditional public schools. CRPE practitioner in residence Adam Hawf explains why.

When YES Means No

Mar 25 2015

YES Prep has pulled out of Memphis. It will take a while to uncover all the lessons from this story, writes Robin Lake in this blog, but one thing is obvious: we need more charter providers who are willing to take on the turnaround challenge. And those providers need support.

Time for Charters to Lead on Special Education

Mar 23 2015

Does the dogged pursuit of equity for all undermine successful efforts underway to help students? It doesn't have to, argues Robin Lake. Not only are charters well positioned to serve special needs students, yet retain their distinctive cultures, they have an obligation to try.

Agents of Change: The Portfolio Strategy CEO

Mar 5 2015

Paul Hill on what it takes be an effective portfolio strategy CEO.

Walking in Memphis: A Reality Check on Civil Rights and Education

Feb 11 2015

CRPE editorial director Alison Krupnick reflects on conversations about community engagement and education reform at the recent Portfolio Network meeting.


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