Author

Robin J. Lake

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    Robin J. Lake is the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington.


Articles

Fixing Detroit’s Broken School System

Improve accountability 
and oversight for district and charter schools

WINTER 2015 / Vol. 15, No. 1

Should Charter Schools Enroll More Special Education Students?

Education Next talks with Robin J. Lake, Gary Miron, and Pedro A. Noguera

FALL 2014 / VOL. 14, NO. 4

The Key Is Innovation, Not Regulation

Part of the forum: Should Charter Schools Enroll More Special Education Students?

FALL 2014 / VOL. 14, NO. 4

Blog Posts/Multimedia

How DC and New Orleans Are Addressing Excessive Discipline While Respecting School Autonomy

No one doubts that suspension and expulsion rates in too many public schools are far too high. But simply telling schools to “do less” suspensions and expulsions, has not worked.

06/22/2016

Following the Money in Personalized Learning

Can personalized learning schools sustain expensive staffing models and technology costs after private funding runs out?

04/27/2016

I Ain’t Talking to You If You Ain’t Talking About Structural Reform

In a compelling recent blog post, Washington State’s new Teacher of the Year, warned that he won’t be taking positions on most of the hot policy topics of the day. He said he wants to use his new bully pulpit to talk about the only things that really matter: resource inequities and the need for more high-quality and diverse teachers.

02/10/2016

Fix Online Charter School Policy: It’s Past Time

A trio of new studies show that most online charter schools don’t work in their current context, but they don’t show that they can’t work.

10/29/2015

Court Ruling Against Charter Schools Romanticizes an Obsolete Version of Local Control

With its ruling, the court has locked Washington State into a defunct, hundred-year-old notion of public schooling.

09/10/2015

Schools Can’t Innovate Until Districts Do

Districts are currently unwittingly hostile to school-level innovation. For that to change, they must aggressively work to change the incentives, policies, and structures so that they encourage and free up schools to innovate.

04/23/2015

How a Portfolio District Differs from a School District: A Response to Jay Greene

Plus what it would really mean to let the market work itself out

11/14/2014

What’s Next for Detroit’s Troubled Schools?

What the city needs is a portfolio manager for its schools.

11/13/2014
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