On November 14, 2013, the Washington Education Innovation Forum featured Summit Public School's Jen Davis Wickens, Chief Regional Officer, Sarah Satinover, Director of Growth, and Diego Arambula, Chief Growth Officer.
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Robin Lake is director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) a non-partisan research and policy analysis organization developing transformative, evidence-based solutions for K–12 public education. Her research focuses on U.S. public school system reforms, including public school choice and charter schools; innovation and scale; portfolio management; and effective state and local public oversight practices.
Lake has authored numerous studies and provided expert testimony and technical assistance on charter schools, district-charter collaborations, and urban school reform. She is the editor of Unique Schools Serving Unique Students: Charter Schools and Children with Special Needs and editor of Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools. She co-authored, with Paul Hill, Charter Schools and Accountability in Public Education. She has provided invited testimonies to the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee as well as various state legislatures.
She presents regularly at conferences and summits around the United States, and has advised on charter school implementation in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Lake serves as a board member or advisor to various organizations, including the Journal of School Choice, the National Center on Special Education in Charter Schools, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, and Education Next. She was named to the summer 2016 class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows Program, designed to support exceptional leaders reimagining U.S. public schools.
Lake holds a BA in International Studies and an MPA in Education and Urban Policy from the University of Washington. She currently serves as Affiliate Faculty, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, at the University of Washington Bothell.
A groundbreaking new report that measures the health of school systems through a citywide lens.
CRPE partnered with Mathematica and CREDO on a rigorous analysis of online charter schools. Our paper examines how state policy shapes the online charter school landscape.
This paper argues that district-wide systems changes are necessary to encourage and free up...
This brief presents five clear principles on which Title I formulas should be based and progress measured.
This report outlines the problems districts face in procuring innovative goods and services, shows how other sectors have modernized procurement processes, and recommends ways to reform district procurement.
The Forum featured former MN State Senator Ember Reichgott Junge, author of the nation's first charter school law, and Shannon Blankenship, tfounder of Hiawatha Academies, a high-performing Minneapolis charter school.
Robin Lake joins several leading education reformers and thinkers for a lively discussion of the accountability opt-out.
This Forum will feature leaders of New York City’s key innovation initiatives. Steven Hodas, Executive Director of Innovate NYC Schools, and Andrea Coleman, Director of iZone, will discuss the role school districts can play in promoting innovation and creating schools of the future.
Several CRPE researchers are presenting at the 2013 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco.
CRPE director Robin Lake was named to Getting Smart's list of 60 thought leaders and change-makers shaping the future of K-12 education.
Seattle, WA – In more than two dozen cities across America, public charter schools and traditional district schools are putting aside their ideological differences to share resources, ideas, strategies, and responsibilities to benefit students and families, according to a report released today by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week piece on the outcomes of the federal School Improvement Grants program.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Ed Source piece on Donald Trump's school choice program.
Robin Lake is quoted in The Seventy-Four on President-Elect Donald Trump's stance on school choice.
The last thing public charter schools need is to have the next president feed the "end of public education" narrative, cautions Robin Lake.
Robin Lake introduces a new initiative focused on how states can spur education innovation at the local level.
Robin Lake argues that the NAACP was misguided in their recent resolution to oppose charter schools.
Robin Lake summarizes the key lessons learned in our new report on the growing use of Common School Performance Frameworks.
Robin Lake and her colleagues offer ideas on how schools can make the "back to school" experience easier on students and families.