Hill steps down as director of Center on Reinventing Public Education

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Paul T. Hill, Hoover distinguished visiting fellow
Paul T. Hill, Hoover distinguished visiting fellow

Paul Hill, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, and founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), stepped down today, March 1, 2012, as CRPE’s director. He named his longtime colleague Robin Lake as his successor.

“After nearly nineteen years as the head of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, I am eager to work a bit less and focus more on research. Robin Lake, whom you have known as my closest collaborator, will become director today as I step down. . . . In my nearly fofty-five years of professional work, nothing touches the joy and satisfaction I have felt in building CRPE and watching Robin and many other young researchers grow into positions of leadership. I think we have accomplished a great deal, offering new ideas about how public education can be much more effective, especially for disadvantaged children in big cities. These ideas—including portfolio school districts, accountability for charter authorizers, and student-based funding—are catching hold nationwide. We have also, as is our commitment, led the way in pointing out the risks and limitations, as well as the strengths, of our own ideas,” stated Hill.

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