Georgia Heyward is a special projects lead at Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University.
Charters and traditional schools are often portrayed as at odds with each other. But this collaboration shows that isn’t always the case—and it shows promise for the future.
School systems interested in better approaches to engaging the public must not start from scratch.
States and districts should be using this moment as an opportunity to reassess how they support adolescents and their families.
This brief explores how eight rural Colorado school districts increased youth access to internship and dual enrollment opportunities in the 2020-21 school year.
The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER I and II) gave states $4.25 billion in discretionary federal dollars to support K–12 schools, higher education, and workforce initiatives.
The need to better engage families became starkly apparent during a school year flipped on its head by a global pandemic.
This brief highlights six promising practices for serving students with disabilities after the pandemic.
We interviewed K–12, state, and nonprofit leaders who have been focused on redesigning education and career pathways about how their work has changed in the last year and what their priorities are as the nation emerges from the pandemic.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made clear that good ventilation and consistent mask wearing are far more effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 than disinfecting surfaces.
COVID-19 disrupted the already tenuous system of support for students graduating high school and going on to college or career. Students from low-income households and students of color have been hit hardest.
This brief, informed by interviews with school and system leaders in the New England region, suggests some efforts to reinvent schools before the pandemic have helped schools to navigate the current crisis.
This brief examines shifts in Washington State’s public school enrollment after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As school systems nationwide struggle to deliver learning in a pandemic, parent advocacy groups are stepping up to help Black and Hispanic families who have often been left out of previous education policy making discussions.
This brief profiles four parent advocacy groups that have been particularly effective in devising bold solutions during the pandemic crisis.
This report examines weaknesses states share in career and technical education and offers recommendations to improve career pathways for students.
Parent advocacy groups are empowering families to reimagine public schools. But sometimes parents are simply opting out as the ultimate form of empowerment.
This report includes in-depth case studies of five Washington State charter schools to understand their strategies for full inclusion of students with disabilities, and offers recommendations to school leaders and policymakers.
This year, even classroom veterans may feel like first-year teachers again. Whether they’re learning to manage classes over videoconference, teaching some students in person and others over video stream simultaneously, or cycling different groups of students through hybrid remote learning, their jobs have likely changed dramatically.
Last spring, fewer than half of the nation’s school districts expected teachers to deliver remote instruction, grade student work, and take attendance.
Schools have once again been thrust into the national spotlight as education leaders wrestle with changing local health conditions and impossible politics.
Parents, students, teachers, policymakers, and community members are all waiting for schools to release fall reopening plans. Four months into COVID-19, and just weeks out from the new school year, very few districts in our database report concrete expectations for the 2020-21 school year.
School systems face a monumental challenge preparing for fall amid a public health and fiscal crisis. Vulnerable students can ill afford to repeat this spring, when the initial virus outbreaks and sudden closures caught schools unprepared.
This brief presents findings from a preliminary analysis of 10 organizations with school navigator services.
Everything about education changed in the spring of 2020. School partnerships with industry were no different. Schools had to rethink internships, job shadows, and mentorships.
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare some old truths: where you live and what school you attend has profound impacts on what students can expect to get out of public education.
Initial findings from the first month of CRPE’s in-depth reviews of district and charter school organizations’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis has revealed major gaps in learning opportunities available to students.
This report is the first step in developing an evidence base about how charter schools meet the needs of unique learners, how they can improve in this work, and what aspects of chartering as a governance model support or impede their ability to do so.
This post comes from the first edition of Re:portfolio, a publication with articles, news clips, and resources about the portfolio strategy.
The goal of school choice is to give all families — especially families in underserved communities — access to high-quality schools that work for them.