I’m a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington. My primary focus is currently on District & Charter School Collaboration.
Previously, I worked at StudentsFirst. Our major policy product was the State Policy Report Card, an analysis of state laws and regulations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. I contributed to analysis regarding teacher compensation, teacher pensions, charter school funding and facilities, scholarships (vouchers), and fiscal transparency. You can also check out some of my blog posts:
StudentsFirst’s ThinkED Blog
- Play Ball! (April 2013)
Every April, when the ivy is just beginning to show at Wrigley Field, lifelong Chicago Cubs fans, like myself, have a renewed hope that this is our year.
- Support Great Charter Schools (March 2013)
Public charter schools receive at least 7 percent less funding than traditional public schools. This means that some students receive $1,000 less in education funding than their peers simply because they attend public charter schools.
- With budget flexibility, Governor and Legislature may take important step in restoring California schools (March 2013)
Could increased spending flexibility help schools serve California’s students in new and innovate ways? Yes!
- Principles for Smart Education Funding discussed in Ohio (December 2012)
As many StudentsFirst members in Ohio already know, Gov. John Kasich intends to issue a plan in 2013 to reform the state’s method for providing K-12 funding to schools. Ohio is not alone, as other states such as Minnesota, Georgia, and California may also take up reforms to their school funding formulas next year.