At the release event for a new report, researchers discussed why Denver charter schools appear to serve fewer special education students than district-run schools.
Betheny Gross is a senior research analyst and research director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) and Affiliate Faculty, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, at the University of Washington Bothell. She coordinates CRPE’s quantitative research initiatives, including analysis of portfolio districts, charter schools, and emerging teacher evaluation policies. Dr. Gross has examined evidence and outcomes of district reform across the country, including Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Denver, and Broward County, and she has advised and consulted with districts leaders to formulate strategy and implementation. She is an expert at translating complex performance and accountability data for diverse users, from district leaders to parents, in cities including New York and Seattle. She is an authority on teacher quality and labor market issues, and she led the four-year, federally funded “Inside Charter Schools” initiative, which examined human resource and leadership practices in charter schools. Dr. Gross is co-author of an upcoming book on portfolio districts and the author of numerous research reports and articles. Her work has been published in several journals, including Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, American Education Research Journal, Journal of Education Finance, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Dr. Gross is a regular contributor to national education conferences and serves as a data advisor for Seattle’s Road Map for Education Results, a community and schools collaboration to improve the performance of low-income and minority students in Seattle. Prior to working at CRPE she was a research analyst at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a math instructor at the University of Wisconsin. She also leads the Center’s “Reinventing the Wheel” Bike to Work efforts, with several eager riders and many more reluctant ones. Dr. Gross holds a BA in Economics and Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Economics from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This paper takes the first systematic look at costs associated with implementing personalized learning schools, how leaders of these schools choose to allocate their funds, and what it might take to make...
Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this fifth volume of the SEA of the Future explores how state education agencies can bolster their ability to use research and data to drive key spending, policy, and program...
A groundbreaking new report that measures the health of school systems through a citywide lens.
CRPE convened a panel of experts to recommend a more comprehensive approach to capturing discipline data and evaluating and comparing school discipline practices.
This report examines the implementation and early results of common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans.
The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas—from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy.
Several CRPE researchers are presenting work at the 2014 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Spring Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 13-15.
CRPE Senior Analyst and Research Director Betheny Gross and Senior Research Fellow Larry Miller join Scott Milam of Afton Partners for a panel on blended learning school cost analysis at this year's iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium.
Several CRPE researchers are presenting at the 2013 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco.
Betheny Gross discusses common enrollment and the challenges of getting parental buy-in, in this Education Week article.
Betheny Gross is quoted in this Boston Globe article about Boston's attempts to launch a unified enrollment system.
Some bright spots, possible lessons amid flat performance and staggering inequities in 50 cities.
Betheny Gross outlines how common enrollment could help Detroit families navigate the city's complex school choice system, in this op-ed originally published in The Detroit News.
CRPE's report on common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans is mentioned in this Detroit News editorial piece.
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.
Betheny Gross profiles Los Angeles Unified School District's suspension reform efforts and its recent drop in overall suspension rates.
Sarah Yatsko takes issue with recent talking points about school discipline, and offers evidence to inform a better conversation.
Betheny Gross explains how the New Orleans common enrollment system is evolving and improving.
Ashley Jochim and Betheny Gross suggest four ways that states can best support rural schools and districts.