Seattle, WA - As both the federal government and states face unprecedented challenges in raising standards and increasing outcomes for all students, state education agencies (SEAs) need to take a new approach; one focused less on compliance and more on performance management.
Sep 19 2012
Sep 13 2012CRPE Introduces New Tools and Strategies to Help States Develop a New Generation of Great Principals
Seattle, WA - Discussions about human capital and school improvement typically center on teachers. Yet the principals who select those teachers are a critical driver of school success.
Jun 14 2012
Seattle, WA - An analysis of reforms in the Baltimore City Public Schools finds that the district has come a long way in a short time in terms of improving student achievement, granting schools more autonomy, and creating an environment friendly to innovators and new school providers.
Jun 5 2012Study Shows Charter Management Organizations Emphasize Mission and Organizational Fit in Hiring Practices
Seattle, WA - As school systems across the country work to recruit and hire more high-quality teachers, a new report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds that leaders in the charter sector hire teachers based on their fit with a school's mission, and not just their individua
Apr 5 2012
Lake to Serve with Noted Education Leaders at National Charter School Organization
Mar 29 2012Millions in turnaround dollars fail to spark bold reform for lowest-performing Washington state schools
Seattle, WA - Just over two years ago, the federal government committed over $3 billion nationwide to help states and districts turn around their worst-performing schools. The U.S. Department of Education intended for the School Improvement Grants (SIGs) to spur dramatic change.
Mar 22 2012
Seattle, WA - In January, Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica) and the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) released a study that identified two practices common to successful charter management organizations.
Mar 1 2012
CRPE Founder Paul T. Hill steps down today as Director, naming long-time colleague Robin Lake as his successor. Both Paul and Robin share letters explaining the transition.
Jan 19 2012
Seattle, WA - Charter schools are public schools. Historically, however, the relationship between school districts and charters has been nonexistent at best, antagonistic at worst.
Dec 5 2011
Seattle, WA - A new study from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds that charter school collective bargaining agreements tend to be more streamlined and provide for greater flexibility than the typical district contract.