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Learning Inside and Outside of School: What Can the Four-Day Week Teach Us?

Mar 19 2019

Rural districts using the four-day school week schedule are experimenting with new, holistic and community-embedded learning opportunities on the fifth, unscheduled school day.

Six Things We Learned about Charter Schools and Unionization

Mar 22 2019

Our research disrupts the usual us vs. them narrative, shedding light on where, why, and how often charter school teachers are forming unions.

Resilience, Hope, and the Power of the Collective: What Puerto Rico can Teach the States about Education Reform

Mar 14 2019

Puerto Rico’s efforts to improve educational opportunities are rich, varied and locally driven.

Chicago’s mayor sees through the fog on school autonomy

Feb 20 2019

In a look at Chicago's dramatic school improvements, Paul Hill argues that school autonomy distinguishes high-performing schools from the run of the mill.

An Interview with Paymon Rouhanifard: Charting Camden’s Path to Improvement

Jun 12 2018

The departing Camden superintendent reflects on five years of progress and the challenges that remain.

Yes, Charter Schools Inflict Some Costs on Districts. But Districts’ Financial Problems Are Far Deeper Than That

May 22 2018


Robin Lake describes significant flaws in a paper assessing the impact of charter schools on school districts.

How Can Public School Students Get the Personalization that Private Schools Offer?

May 22 2018

It will take system-level changes for students to fully exploit learning opportunities, writes Paul Hill.

Charter Schools, Segregation, and Anxiety About Social Cohesion

Apr 28 2018

Paul Hill reviews a new book and is reminded of how tribally divided the policy research field has become.

Connecting the Dots: What Do These Examples Imply for System Change?

Apr 30 2018

Robin Lake considers what it would take for cities to create and oversee a diverse portfolio of learning options.

Solving for Complex Learners: NYC Autism Charter School

Apr 30 2018

Robin Lake visits a resource-intensive specialized school that is helping students make the most of their lives.


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