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Press releases

Sept. 29, 2014- NSBA's Center for Public Education Report Finds Few High School Graduates Don't Go on to College

June 11, 2014- New Report from NSBA's Center for Public Education Shows Mayor-School Board Collaboration Strengthens School Governance

Oct. 9, 2013- National Policy Review Finds that K-12 Teacher Evaluation is Broader than Test Scores

Sept. 10, 2013- Teachers Need More Effective Professional Development to Meet Higher Standards, NSBA’s Center for Public Education Finds

June 12, 2013 - New Report Shows States' Graduation Requirements Out of Sync with Common Core

May 1, 2013 - NSBA's Center for Public Education finds a lot of money, but limited data on school turnaround strategies

December 5, 2012 - New Report Shows U.S. Ranks High in College Degrees, Should Focus on Two-year Programs

October 11, 2012 - NSBA’s Center for Public Education Finds High School Rigor and Academic Advising Helps Students Succeed in College

May 14, 2012 - New Report Finds Pitfalls in Full Time K-12 Virtual Schools

April 10, 2012 - Principals’ Impact is Strongest in Low Performing Schools, NSBA’s Center for Public Education Report Concludes

March 7, 2012 - Students Benefit From Strong High School Rigor, Center for Public Education Report Finds

December 12, 2011 - New Report Finds U.S. School Instructional Time Similar to High-performing Countries

December 7, 2011 - Leading Education Organizations Emphasize Alignment of P-3 Education

November 1, 2011 - Students' Reading Skills Significantly Boosted By Early Education, Center for Public Education Report Finds

October 4, 2011 - Leading Education Organizations Release Early Education Recommendations for Federal Action

August 30, 2011 - New Center for Public Education Report Reviews How Parent Involvement Can Increase Student Achievement

May 3, 2011 - Leading Education Organizations Join Together to Promote High Quality Pre-Kindergarten Education

March 31, 2011 - Center for Public Education Report Reveals Concerns with Teacher Evaluations

December 16, 2010 - Center for Public Education Launches Website to Aid School Leaders in Making Critical Decisions

October 7, 2010 - New Report Finds Education Funding in Crisis

March 24, 2010 - New Report from the Center for Public Education Reviews the Facts Behind Charter Schools

January 21, 2010 - What Does it Take to Get a College Acceptance Letter: New Report from Center for Public Education

February 11, 2009 - Center for Public Education Releases Research on Late High School Graduates

January 26, 2009 - NSBF Receives Grant from the Gates Foundation to Help School Boards Use Data in Decision Making

November 13, 2008 - Center for Public Education Releases Report on What Works In Reading

October 2, 2008 - NSBA's Center for Public Education Receives Pew Grant

October 10, 2006 - NSBA's Center for Public Education Receives Pew Grant

Media mentions and published articles

Virtual schools offer students another option, but questions persist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 7, 2015 — CPE’s research on virtual schools cited.

For immigrant students, graduating "on time" takes new meaning, Mankato Free Press, May 30, 2015 — CPE’s research review What Research Says About English Language Learners cited.

The power of personalized learning for school improvement, EdSurge, May 27, 2015 — CPE’s research review High Performing, High Poverty Schools cited.

How Bernie Sanders' free college tuition proposal could force Hillary Clinton to embrace education reform in 2016 campaign, International Business Times, May 19, 2015 — CPE’s report The Path Least Taken cited.

Loss of Principals: The Portland School District is seeing large turnover—and increasing drama—among the heads of its schools, Willamette Weekly, April 29, 2015 — CPE’s report The Principal Perspective cited.

New York’s Complicated Teacher Evaluation Proposal Is The Exception, Not The Rule, FiveThirtyEight, April 14, 2015 — Jim Hull interviewed.

That grade school was (probably) right to dump homework, New York Magazine, March 20, 2015 — CPE’s research review on the value of homework cited.

Program lets Atlantic City High School students graduate on time, Press of Atlantic City, January 23, 2015 — CPE's report on credit recovery cited.

Taking Charge: 5 key strategies for DIY PD, Edutopia, January 8, 2015 — CPE's report Teaching the Teachers cited.

How to support and develop your staff, Scholastic, December 2, 2014 — CPE's report Teaching the Teachers cited.

Do 80 Percent of top students really get into an elite college?, Slate, December 1, 2014 — CPE's report Chasing the College Acceptance Letter cited.

District sees decline in test results, Mount Vernon Register News, November 14, 2014 — CPE's research on measuring student academic growth cited cited.

Some Stark schools see spike in class size, Times Reporter, November 4, 2014 — CPE's research on class size and student achievement cited.

Be There: Building parent-student relationships, Toledo News Now, October 15, 2014 — CPE's research on parental involvement cited.

Will weak teacher training ruin the Common Core?, Hechinger Report, October 1, 2014 — CPE's former intern Allison Gulamhussein and author of Teaching the Teachers cited.

This is why 12 percent of high school graduates don't go to college, Huffington Post, September 29, 2014 — CPE's report The Path Least Taken cited.

Report: Arizona high schools encourage college prep, Arizona Central, September 29, 2014 — CPE's report The Path Least Taken cited.

How much does mandatory extra reading time help?, PBS NewsHour, Sept. 27, 2014 — CPE Director Patte Barth interviewed.

Chamber of Commerce grades states' schools. How did yours do?, Christian Science Monitor, September 11, 2014 — Jim Hull interviewed.

“Race To The Top” grant program is changing education, CBS Boston, September 8, 2014 — CPE's report Trends in Teacher Evaluation cited.

97% of LI educators rated 'effective' or 'highly effective,' Newsday, August 28, 2014 — Jim Hull interviewed.

Back-to-school resources for parents, Edutopia, August 20, 2014 — CPE report How Parent Involvement Affects Student Achievement cited.

AP American history in the rocket's red glare, Huffington Post, August 1, 2014 — Patte Barth writes about the brouhaha over the AP’s new U.S. history framework.

Organization strongly disputes charter school study, The Daily Caller, July 24, 2014 — Jim Hull interviewed.

No difference in test scores for districts with mayor or elected board in charge: study says, Chicago Sun-Times, June 11, 2014 — CPE report Toward Collaboration, Not a Coup cited.

Study makes case for mayoral and district collaboration instead of takeovers, Education Week, June 11, 2014 — CPE report Toward Collaboration, Not a Coup cited.

Barack Obama says high schoolers are graduating at an all-time high, PolitiFact, March 26, 2014 — Jim Hull interviewed.

Getting testy about SAT changes is unwarranted, Washington Post, March 14 — Patte Barth pens a letter to the editor.

Colorado's slow rollout of teacher evaluations could hold advantages, Denver Post, February 11, 2014 — Jim Hull interviewed.

Expanding school choice: An education revolution or diversion?, Huffington Post, January 25, 2014 — Patte Barth writes about the growing phenomenon of school choice.

Student progress questioned in evaluation rubric, Associated Press, November 21, 2013 — CPE report, Trends in Teacher Evaluation, cited.

Help Mobile County Public Schools become the most "liked" school system on Facebook, Mobile Press-Register, November 6, 2013 — CPE research on parental involvement cited.

Walkout? Walk-in? Let’s keep our NC teachers from walking away, Charlotte News & Observer, November 1, 2013 — CPE research on teacher effectiveness cited.

Report: 95% of teachers highly rated; administrators disagree, WPRI.com, Oct. 11, 2013 — references CPE's report Trends in Teacher Evaluation.

New teacher evaluations: Less reliance on test scores alone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 10, 2013 — references CPE's report Trends in Teacher Evaluation.

How states evaluate teachers varies widely, Stateline, Oct. 9, 2013 — references CPE's report Trends in Teacher Evaluation.

Report: Effective teacher professional development crucial to Common Core, T.H.E. Journal, Sept. 10, 2013 — CPE report, Teaching the Teachers profiled.

Logging on to learn: Virtual school participation up, academic achievement not, Twin Falls Times-News, Sept. 8, 2013 — CPE research on virtual schools cited.

Education chief backs idea of later start to school day for teens, Associated Press, Sept. 4, 2013 — Patte Barth quoted.

The curious case of Algebra II, American School Board Journal, September 2013 — Patte Barth

Online charter school CEO indicted for misused funds. Do laws need tightening?, Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 23, 2013 — Patte Barth quoted.

Are Common Core Standards 'dumbing down' education? No!, HuffPost, Aug. 8, 2013 — CPE study Out of Sync cited (http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/out-sync).

Study: Math Requirements Not Aligned With Common Core in Many States, Washington Post, June 12, 2013 — CPE study Out of Sync reported on (http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/out-sync).

Separating Students By Ability, HuffPost Live, June 12, 2013 — Patte Barth participates in a live chat about the classroom practice of ability grouping.

Diploma Requirements 'Out of Sync' With Common Core, Report Says, Education Week, June 12, 2013 — CPE study Out of Sync reported on (http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/out-sync).

Sunday dialogue: A new school schedule?, New York Times, June 9, 2013 — CPE report Time in School referenced (http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Organizing-a-school/Time-in-school-How-does-the-US-compare).

Q-and-A: Answers to common questions about the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Deseret News, May 24, 2013 — CPE cited as a source. Also note our comment on the piece.

Parent Trigger Laws Are Likely to Fire Blanks, Huffington Post, May 22, 2013 — Patte Barth

The Common Core Standards: Truths, Untruths and Ambiguities, Huffington Post, April 25, 2013 — Patte Barth

Common Core backlash, American School Board Journal, April issue — Patte Barth

Fear not the principal’s office: that’s where school success begins, Deseret News, April 4, 2013 — CPE report “Principal Perspective” cited and Jill Hull quoted.

In praise of principals: They can raise student achievement, Deseret News, March 29, 2013 — CPE report “Principal Perspective” cited.

Virtual schools: Where’s the evidence?, Educational Leadership, March issue features article written by Patte Barth.

Focus on charter schools: A competition for education., Clarion-Ledger, Feb. 17, 2013 — Jim Hull interviewed.

Where’s the beef? Obama’s Valentine to early education., Huffington Post, Feb. 15, 2013. DataFirst and Center for Public Education data on Pre-K education cited.

School time is money: Are more hours worth the cost?, Huffington Post, Jan. 31, 2013 — Patte Barth

New educational research from NSBA: U.S. college attainment and 'Time in School', Education Talk Radio, Jan. 14, 2013, interview with Patte Barth and Jim Hull.

Longer school year: Will it help or hurt US students., Associated Press via Huffington Post, Jan. 13, 2013. CPE study Time in School, How does the US compare?

School Choice Won't Mean All Choices Are Equal, The Huffington Post, January 2013 — Patte Barth

As budgets get tighter, some schools turn to online learning as way to help students catch up., Mountain News, Dec. 27, 2012 CPE credit recovery research cited.

The Big Bang, the 'God Particle,' and You, American School Board Journal, September 2012 — Patte Barth

10 Good Things About Public Education, American School Board Journal, June 2012 — Patte Barth

Chicago pushes longer school days as key to achievement: 'We had to do something', MSNBC, June 14, 2012 — Jim Hull quoted.

Report: Full-Time Virtual Ed. Lacking Accountability, Education Week Digital Education blog, May 14, 2012 — Patte Barth quoted

Consider the Principal, National Journal Education Experts Blog, April 16, 2012 — Summary of The principal perspective report.

The Data Made Me Do It, American School Board Journal, February 2012 — Patte Barth

Data Tools Aim to Predict Student Performance, Education Week Digital Directions, February 8, 2012 — Patte Barth quoted.

About Time, Public Education Network Weekly NewsBlast, January 6, 2012 — Summary of Time in school research.

Do schools need a longer school day? A debate, The Washington Post Answer Sheet blog, January 4, 2012 — Discussion of Time in School research.

How to equalize educational opportunities, The Washington Post, December 23, 2011 — Letter to the Editor by Jim Hull.

Education Roundup: Half of Schools Fail to Meet 'No Child' Standards, U.S. News and World Report High School Notes, December 16, 2011 — Discussion of Time in School research.

What Can Parents Do? American School Board Journal, November 2011 — Patte Barth

How About Better Parents?, New York Times Op-Ed, November 19, 2011 — Patte Barth quoted.

Focus on Education, WGSO Radio 990 AM New Orleans, August 19, 2011 — Interview with Jim Hull.

Pay for Performance a mixed bag in school, Charlotte Public Radio: WFAE 90.7fm, Nov. 16, 2009 — Patte Barth quoted.

Core curriculum 2.0—Don't tear schools down and start over: Upgrade how—and what—you teach instead, American School Board Journal, October 2009 — Patte Barth

New report from CPE defines 21st century education, School Board News Today — Patte Barth

"Small changes create big waves in education," Christina Zdanowicz, CNN.com, Sept. 9, 2009 — Patte Barth quoted.

Education Week commentary, Sept. 3, 2009, "Why Not Count Them All?" by Jim Hull.

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY Radio), Sept. 3, 2008, interview with Patte Barth and Jim Hull. Listen to the mp3

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