Review of 25 school quality rating systems reveals clear trends that may help rating system designers and users think about optimal system designs.
Giving Every Student Access to Excellent Teachers: A Vision for Focusing Federal Investments in Education
Brief explains why and how the federal government must focus states and districts on giving every student access to excellent teachers.
Fulfilling the Compact: Building a Breakthrough, Results-Driven Public Charter School Sector
Report recommends bold actions to capitalize on the charter school sector’s successes while confronting persistent challenges.
New Orleans-Style Education Reform: A Guide for Cities
Guide helps cities interested in dramatically growing their charter school sectors as part of an effort to turn around persistently low-performing urban school systems.
Better Choices: Charter Incubation as a Strategy for Improving the Charter School Sector
Report explores current experience with charter incubation and the local policies and funding needed to create and sustain healthy markets for successful incubators.
Going Exponential: Growing the Charter School Sector’s Best
Report provides breakthrough solutions for growing the best charter schools and charter management organizations.
Charter School Autonomy: A Half-Broken Promise
Report examines state charter laws to measure how much freedom charter schools have in fourteen critical areas of operation.
Free to Lead: Autonomy in Highly Successful Charter Schools
Brief profiles five highly successful charter schools to understand how autonomy has enabled the schools to achieve outstanding results.
How Should States Define Teacher Effectiveness?
Presentation sets out guiding principles for defining and measuring the effects individual teachers have on educational outcomes.
Special Education Challenges and Opportunities in the Charter School Sector
Report examines potential opportunities to grow quality charter schools with innovative approaches to educating children with disabilities.
Racing to the Top on High School Teacher Effectiveness
Brief provides guidance for states on meeting the Race to the Top criteria for teacher effectiveness.
Racing to the Top with Low Performing Schools
Brief on low-performing schools provides guidance for states on meeting Race to the Top criteria.