Joe directs the U.S. Education team’s Expanding Quality Schools Options portfolio, which supports the creation of high quality schools of choice and assists school system leaders in the implementation of the portfolio management model. He is also the point person for the foundation’s program activities in Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.

Recent blog posts by Joe

Ten years ago, turning around struggling schools by using school operators was an inkling of an idea. Despite the existence of thousands of schools struggling to provide students with a basic education and hundreds of school management organizations, there were just a few school operators willing to try to restart these schools.
The rising momentum of restart
Ten years ago, turning around struggling schools by using school operators was an inkling of an idea. Despite the existence of thousands of schools struggling to provide students with a basic education and hundreds of school management organizations, there were just a few school operators willing to try to restart these schools.
The persistent existence of poor performing charter schools (and lax authorizers) does a disservice to families and children, and puts the entire charter movement – including the substantial number of high-quality schools and charter management operators (CMOs) operating in long underserved communities – at risk.
Schools educate kids; movements don't
The persistent existence of poor performing charter schools (and lax authorizers) does a disservice to families and children, and puts the entire charter movement – including the substantial number of high-quality schools and charter management operators (CMOs) operating in long underserved communities – at risk.