Sivan Tuchman is a former research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
During the 2020–21 school year, we learned through a series of interviews that most teachers missed out on the power of collaborative interactions between general and special educators.
This brief examines shifts in Washington State’s public school enrollment after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In-depth case studies of five charter schools reveal lessons learned on educating students with disabilities remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report includes in-depth case studies of five Washington State charter schools to understand their strategies for full inclusion of students with disabilities, and offers recommendations to school leaders and policymakers.
“How are we going to [recruit students and families to] this school, because we can’t do anything in person?” This question, which we heard expressed by one founder of a new-school-to-be in Washington State, is being asked by thousands of schools of choice across the country, ever since most of them closed their campuses last March.
States are the first line of support to help schools translate federal special education guidance into practice. But our first-of-its-kind analysis shows the amount of help they provide varies widely in different parts of the country.
Two briefs provide a summary of the special education landscape in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., and offer recommendations for further steps that might be taken to strengthen the cities’ support structures for parents of children with disabilities.
This report is the first step in developing an evidence base about how charter schools meet the needs of unique learners, how they can improve in this work, and what aspects of chartering as a governance model support or impede their ability to do so.
Three new briefs assess the impact of California charter schools on school districts.
Note: In celebration of our 25th anniversary, CRPE released Thinking Forward: New Ideas for a New Era of Public Education. The research discussed in this blog post shows how ideas from two essays in that volume—Educational Equality in the Future: Risks and Opportunity and Beyond the Bell: Leveraging Community Assets for an Expanded Learning System—play out on the ground in Denver, Colorado.
This working paper analyzes data from ReSchool Colorado’s “Blueprint4SummerCO” platform to understand supply and demand of summer programs Denver.
In our recent special education study, we found that Washington state’s charter schools are serving students with disabilities at a higher rate than the national charter school average.
This brief presents data on how special education students in Washington state are being served in charter public schools, using a national and local context.
As the recent debacle at Washington D.C.’s Ballou High school showed, it’s not always clear whether graduation rates mean anything about whether a student is prepared for college or career.
I often find myself thrust into different worlds within the school choice community. These worlds are defined by the underlying political ideology of the organizations advocating for various types of choice.
Many respected national groups have recently set their sights on school choice as the new battlefront for disability rights. They are anywhere from open to highly skeptical to adamantly opposed to charter schools and private school choice, often aligning with teachers unions to try to block new proposals or to re-regulate existing policies.
This report profiles leading efforts by two cities to bring consistency and fairness to discipline practices in both district and charter schools.