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Are Charter Schools Working? A Review of the Evidence
August, 2014
Patrick Denice

This brief summarizes a new review of the available evidence on charter schools and student achievement


Missing Out on Strong School Leaders? A Survey of Principal Hiring and Support in Washington State
August, 2014
Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice, Christine Campbell

This report explores how Washington State school districts hire and support its principals. A 2013 survey of Washington superintendents and principals highlights areas of concern but also reasons for optimism.


Making School Choice Work
July, 2014
Michael DeArmond, Ashley Jochim, Robin Lake

This report examines the experience of parents in cities with multiple public school options to answer the question, how can civic leaders create a choice system that works for all families?


In-Depth Portfolio Assessment: Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN
June, 2014
Christine Campbell, Libuse Binder

This report on the newly merged Shelby County Schools' (TN) provides an assessment of where the district stands in relation to the portfolio strategy’s 7 components.


20 Years of Expertise // Transformative, Evidence-Based Ideas
June, 2014

In this compilation of essays, leading researchers and reformers share their views on how CRPE has impacted education reform over the last 20 years.


Understanding the Charter School Special Education Gap: Evidence from Denver, Colorado
June, 2014
Marcus Winters

This study uses student-level enrollment data from Denver to provide evidence on what drives the special education gap between charter and traditional public schools.


Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What's Real and What's Imagined?
June, 2014
Larry Miller

This report examines federal, state, and district barriers that principals say hinder their ability to make innovative school improvements.


Is Personalized Learning Meeting Its Productivity Promise? Early Lessons from Pioneering Schools
May, 2014
Larry Miller, Betheny Gross, Robin Lake

This fiscal analysis finds that early difficulties forecasting enrollment and revenue can undermine implementation of personalized-learning models that blend computer-based and teacher-led instruction.


The SEA of the Future: Building the Productivity Infrastructure
May, 2014
Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim, Paul Hill, Larry Miller, Marguerite Roza, Kelly Hupfeld, Suzanne Simburg

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, the essays in this third volume of the SEA of the Future describe a "productivity infrastructure" intended to provide a foundation for the work of SEAs.


Stakeholder Engagement for Common Enrollment Systems
March, 2014

This brief provides an introductory look at how leaders can effectively engage stakeholders during the design and implementation of a common enrollment system.

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