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Working Together to Manage Enrollment: Key Governance and Operations Decisions
March, 2014

This issue brief explains how three cities—Denver, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.—are addressing the issues involved with governing cross-sector enrollment systems.


Governing Schools for Productivity
February, 2014
Paul Hill

In this paper for the Bush Center, Paul Hill explains why educational productivity matters and how new governance arrangements can promote it.


Coordinating Enrollment Across School Sectors: An Overview of Common Enrollment Systems
February, 2014

This “Spotlight” brief outlines the elements of a successful common enrollment system, and the experiences and outcomes of cities currently using these systems.


Communicating Change in Education: Ideas from a PR Expert
December, 2013

This "Spotlight" brief outlines four strategies for building effective communication around district change efforts.


The Capacity Challenge: What It Takes for State Education Agencies to Support School Improvement
December, 2013
Ashley Jochim, Patrick J. Murphy

This study explores the primary obstacles that inhibit state education agencies from better supporting school and district improvement.


The SEA of the Future: Prioritizing Productivity
November, 2013
Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim, Marguerite Roza, Michael Podgursky

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this volume begins a conversation with state education leaders about productivity.


Good Options and Choices for All Families: How Some Portfolio Districts Are Collaborating with Charter Schools
October, 2013

This "Spotlight" brief describes successful collaborative initiatives in district-charter Compact cities, and highlights the advantages that portfolio district superintendents bring to collaboration.


Why the Gap? Special Education and New York City Charter Schools
September, 2013
Marcus Winters

This study uses NYC data to analyze the factors driving the gap in special education enrollment between charter and traditional public schools.


HR with a Purpose: Building Talent for Distinct Schools and Networks
September, 2013
Betheny Gross, Michael DeArmond

Prepared for the American Enterprise Institute Conference, “Teacher Quality 2.0: Will today’s reforms hold back tomorrow’s schools?”


Assessing the Outcomes of Charter School Students with Special Needs: Research Design Brief
August, 2013
Patrick Denice, Robin Lake, Betheny Gross

This brief outlines challenges of producing rigorous and useful research on how students with special needs fare in charters and makes recommendations for designing studies needed to inform policy and practice.

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