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Jordan Posamentier

Research Analyst

Background

Jordan Posamentier is a former research analyst at CRPE.

Publications

Jordan Posamentier

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Dear States: Don’t forget about us. Love, the 95% of your schools not slated for turnaround.

Jordan Posamentier

As states unfurl their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, we’ve been hearing a common dialog from state education leaders—promising on the one hand, troubling on the other.

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How State Education Philosophy Informs Local District-Charter Cooperation Efforts

Jordan Posamentier

States diverge considerably in their philosophy about the relationship between school districts and charter schools, and the difference seems to matter to local collaboration efforts.

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Incomplete Reform in Baltimore: An Interview with CRPE research director Betheny Gross

Betheny Gross, Jordan Posamentier

Five years ago, Baltimore City Public Schools seemed on the brink of a breakthrough. By almost all accounts, the district-led portfolio system—traditional and charter school options, all authorized and managed by City Schools’ central office—was working.

  • Research Reports    

Sticking Points: How School Districts Experience Implementing the Portfolio Strategy

Robin Lake, Jordan Posamentier, Patrick Denice, Paul Hill

This analysis of trends across portfolio districts shows where cities are making progress on strategy implementation and where they are getting bogged down.

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Waive the Waivers

Jordan Posamentier

This piece was originally published as part of Fordham’s 2016 Wonkathon in response to the question: What are the “sleeper provisions” of ESSA that might encourage the further expansion of parental choice, at least if advocates seize the opportunity?

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Pop Quiz: Suburbs

Jordan Posamentier

Pop quiz: Where do most children in the United States live? A. Cities B. Suburbs If you picked B, you’d be right.

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Suburban Schools: The Unrecognized Frontier in Public Education

Sean Gill, Jordan Posamentier, Paul Hill

This paper reviews trends around changing student populations in suburban America and the accompanying demands facing suburban public school systems.

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Are Innovative K-12 Systems Solutions Hiding In Plain Sight?

Jordan Posamentier

Grappling with new ways to solve problems is a regular challenge in the K–12 space, yet good ideas don’t fall from the trees.

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School Systems Need a Disaster Response Plan

Jordan Posamentier

What happens to a city when “the big one” hits? Depending on where you live, the big one could be a flood, a tornado, a hurricane.

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Front-Runners and Dark Horses: How Districts Are Faring on Portfolio Strategy Implementation

Christine Campbell, Jordan Posamentier

Every spring for the past three years, CRPE has reviewed how school systems implementing the portfolio strategy are faring. Through phone interviews with key contacts in these districts—sometimes the superintendent, sometimes a cabinet member—we look at each of the strategy’s key components, catalog work underway in each area, and score results based on a rubric.

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