Tag: Center for Reinventing Public Education

Has the number of homeschoolers doubled? Or are the lines blurring?

Editor’s note: This commentary from Travis Pillow, editorial director at the Center for Reinventing Public Education, asks whether it’s time to redefine homeschooling amid the proliferation of new educational approaches blossoming in a COVID-19 world. It appeared Monday on CRPE’s website. One Saturday morning a few years ago, I was[Read More…]

Homeschooling: Innocent until proven guilty

Editor’s note: This commentary was written expressly for redefinED by Matthew H. Lee, a graduate student in education policy at the University of Arkansas; Angela R. Watson, senior research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy; and redefinED guest blogger Patrick J. Wolf, distinguished professor of education policy[Read More…]

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: Who grades the graders? Did school choice win in the mid-terms?

Center for Reinventing Public Education The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is an education research and policy analysis think tank at the University of Washington, Bothell. The organization’s research finds statistical support for charter schools and for reforming the way public education is operated and funded. Back in August,[Read More…]

Charter schools shortchanging disabled students? Not so fast, new report says

Charter school critics got a lot of mileage from a U.S. Government Accounting Office report last summer that found charter schools enrolled fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools. But a new report (hat tip: EdWeek) offers even more reason why we should all take a more careful look before leaping to conclusions. The[Read More…]

On next-generation funding

Writing in Education Week, Paul T. Hill, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, says today’s school funding arrangement developed haphazardly, a product of politics and advocacy, not design: Simply put: Our current education finance system doesn’t actually fund schools and certainly doesn’t fund students. Rather, it pays for districtwide[Read More…]