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Patrick Denice is a former affiliate with CRPE.

Publications

Patrick Denice

  • Research Reports    

Student Mobility in Kansas City

Michael DeArmond, Alice Opalka, Patrick Denice

This brief examines student mobility in Kansas City Public Schools.

  • Research Reports    

Can Public Transportation Improve Students’ Access to Denver’s Best Schools of Choice?

Betheny Gross, Patrick Denice

This study examines how much public transportation passes in Denver can improve equitable access to the city’s highest-quality K-12 schools.

  • The Lens    

What’s Next for Newark?

Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice

After more than two decades of state supervision, Newark’s public schools are slated to return to local control. When the state hands the keys back to the city, local leaders will inherit a district that’s in a fundamentally different position than it was in 1995, the year the state took over.

  • 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.

  • The Lens    

More Than One Path Out of the Bottom

Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice

Five years ago, the Obama administration’s School Improvement Grants (SIG) famously targeted extra resources to the nation’s most struggling schools. The feds defined “struggling” schools as those performing in the bottom 5% of their state based on performance.

  • Research Reports    

Measuring Up: Educational Improvement and Opportunity in 50 Cities

Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice, Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim, Robin Lake

A groundbreaking new report that measures the health of school systems through a citywide lens.

  • Research Reports    

Understanding Student Discipline Practices in Charter Schools: A Research Agenda

Patrick Denice, Betheny Gross

CRPE convened a panel of experts to recommend a more comprehensive approach to capturing discipline data and evaluating and comparing school discipline practices.

  • Research Reports    

Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans

Betheny Gross, Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice

This report examines the implementation and early results of common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans.

  • Research Reports    

An Evaluation of Denver’s SchoolChoice Process, 2012–2014: Is the School Enrollment System Working for Families?

Betheny Gross, Patrick Denice

Published in coordination with A+ Denver, the report evaluates Denver’s SchoolChoice enrollment system from 2012 to 2014.

  • Research Reports    

School Leadership in Washington State: Today’s Leaders and Key Challenges They Face

Christine Campbell, Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice

This brief discusses the ever-increasing importance of Washington State’s school principals and provides descriptive analyses of the principal workforce that uncovers opportunities for improvement.

  • Research Reports    

Missing Out on Strong School Leaders? A Survey of Principal Hiring and Support in Washington State

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.

  • Research Reports    

Are Charter Schools Working? A Review of the Evidence

Patrick Denice

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

  • Research Reports    

Assessing the Outcomes of Charter School Students with Special Needs: Research Design Brief

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.

  • Research Reports    

New York State Special Education Enrollment Analysis

Robin Lake, Betheny Gross, Patrick Denice

This report examines the distribution of students with special needs in New York State charter and district-run schools. The analysis shows that different levels of comparison yield different results.

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