Author

Paul Hill

    Author Website: http://www.crpe.org/experts/paul-hill


    Author Bio:
    Paul T. Hill is Founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Research Professor at the University of Washington Bothell. His current work focuses on re-missioning states and school districts to promote school performance; school choice and innovation; finance and productivity; and improving rural schools. Dr. Hill is lead author (with Lawrence Pierce and James Guthrie) of Reinventing Public Education: How Contracting Can Transform America’s Schools (University of Chicago Press, 1997). His books include A Democratic Constitution for Public Education (2014), Strife and Progress: Portfolio Strategies for Managing Urban Schools (2012), Learning as We Go: Why School Choice Is Worth the Wait (2010), Making School Reform Work: New Partnerships for Real Change (2004), Charter Schools and Accountability in Public Education (2002), It Takes A City: Getting Serious About Urban School Reform (2000), and Fixing Urban Schools (1998). He is editor (with Julian Betts) of Taking Measure of Charter Schools: Better Assessments, Better Policymaking, Better Schools (2010), and editor of Charter Schools Against the Odds (2006). Before joining the University of Washington faculty, Dr. Hill worked for 17 years as a Senior Social Scientist in RAND’s Washington office, where he served as Director of Washington Operations (1981-87) and Director of the Education and Human Resources program (1979-80). Dr. Hill holds a PhD and MA from Ohio State University and a BA from Seattle University, all in Political Science.


Articles

Remembering an Academic, Entrepreneur, and Leader

John Chubb’s pioneering work in education policy

Street-Savvy School Reform

Lessons learned from six big-city school systems

Can We Get Governance Right?

How to fix public education governance in the United States is not a new question.

A Foundation Goes to School

Bill and Melinda Gates shift from computers in libraries to reform in high schools

Winter 2006 / Vol. 6, No. 1

Blog Posts/Multimedia

An Interview with Paymon Rouhanifard: Charting Camden’s Path to Improvement

Paymon Rouhanifard has been the superintendent of Camden City Public Schools in New Jersey since 2013.

06/18/2018

Charter Schools, Segregation, and Anxiety About Social Cohesion

A review of Choosing Charters: Better Schools or More Segregation?

04/27/2018

The Future of the Charter School Movement Requires a New Political Strategy

The charter movement now has a limited constituency and some real enemies who are not likely to be deflected by facts or argument.

02/01/2018

In a Changing Rural America, What Can Charter Schools Offer?

Chartering has been used to allow communities to innovate in ways that traditional district schools cannot.

06/15/2017

Charters Must Avoid Recreating the Failed School District Financial Model

It’s troubling to see that many charter schools and CMOs are steadily accumulating fixed costs.

04/19/2017

A Troubling Contagion: The Rural 4-Day School Week

In an environment where young rural adults already suffer from isolation and low economic opportunity, the shorter school week could exacerbate their problems.

03/08/2017

A Better Future for Rural Communities Starts at the Schoolhouse

Students need to know that the economy constantly changes and that everyone, no matter how well educated, must be alert to trends in the demand for skills.

01/11/2017

“Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick”: Why State Chiefs Should Do Both

To fully exploit ESSA’s expanded possibilities for state leadership on school and district improvement, state superintendents will need a wide range of skills.

12/08/2016

Wells Fargo and the Atlanta Schools Testing Scandal

Wells Fargo is learning a hard and correct lesson—that performance incentives need to be realistic, that results must be checked, and that managers must question rosy results.

10/05/2016

What’s at Stake in the Ongoing Fight About School Spending Comparability?

Today’s dispute over comparability marks the midpoint in a decades-long struggle over whether districts have a right to skimp on funding their most troubled schools.

06/23/2016

Rumors of Death Premature: Portfolio Management Still Alive and Kicking in New Orleans

Can the portfolio strategy in New Orleans still fog a mirror, or is it dead as Jay Greene has just announced? It looks pretty lively, with all public school kids in charter schools and results improving steadily.

05/19/2016

A Response to “Breaking the Mold”

Mike Kirst’s review of our book, A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, is insightful and constructive and raises important questions about how our proposal would work in practice.

04/16/2015
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