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Memo to the Presidential Candidates: To Reduce Inequality, Reinvent Public Schools

Growing inequality has emerged as a central issue in the 2016 presidential election. Yet none of you has paid much attention to a major source…

Schools of the Future: California’s Summit Public Schools

The first time I visited a Summit Public School, in February 2014, I pulled up in front of a long, low, one-story building in an…

A Tale of Two Systems: Education Reform in Washington D.C.

An important contest is taking place in Washington, D.C.—a race between two vehicles designed to carry children into the future with the habits and skills…

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Education Next: Denver Expands Choice and Charters

Some of the most dramatic gains in urban education have come from school districts using what’s known as a “portfolio strategy.” Under this approach, districts…

A Tale of Two School Systems

In public education, the District of Columbia may be the nation’s most interesting laboratory. It is the only city with two public school systems of…

Washington Post: Lowest performing D.C. Public Schools should become charters

David Osborne’s newest report, “A Tale of Two Systems: Education Reform in Washington D.C.“, was featured as an exclusive in the Washington Post: The D.C….

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Press Release: Osborne to Lead PPI Project on Reinventing America’s Schools

For Immediate Release January 21, 2015 OSBORNE TO LEAD PPI PROJECT ON REINVENTING AMERICA’S SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, D.C.—David Osborne, co-author of Reinventing Government and other highly…

MarketWatch: Is three-year college an idea whose time has come?

PPI Senior Fellow Paul Weinstein talks with MarketWatch’s Adrienne Mitchell on how switching to three-year programs will help solve the college-debt crisis. Read PPI’s latest…

Immigration Conversation with Australian MP Andrew Leigh

This morning the PPI hosted a breakfast and conversation with special guest, Andrew Leigh. Leigh is an economist and Member of the Australian House of Representatives. He…

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