Christopher Cross authors chapter in new book, Smart Money: Using Educational Resources to Accomplish Ambitious Learning Goals

Published by Harvard Education Press, Smart Money draws on the work of the School Finance Redesign Project at the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education. The authors bring together research on education finance policy and on the uses of school and district resources to provide a uniquely comprehensive analysis of school finance systems. In Part II, Cross & Joftus’ Christopher T. Cross offers insights into the effective use of resources in his chapter, “How Federal Categorical Funding Prevents the Effective Use of Resources.” Read more

Cross & Joftus Releases Report on Federal Education Programs

With the support of the C.S. Mott Foundation, C&J presents the rationale for adopting a more comprehensive approach to education reform, the role an inventory of federal programs can play in this effort, and the findings from a pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth. Review the report and inventory and read Deb Viadero’s blog posting about the need for more effective coordination of such programs.

Cross & Joftus and the Kansas Learning Network Featured in Education Daily

Education Daily reports on the Kansas Learning Network, a Cross & Joftus-facilitated effort to raise student outcomes in the state’s most struggling districts. Read more