How can school systems possibly find the bandwidth to act on new visions for public education when their leaders are constantly trapped in crisis mode? One particular mechanism might allow them to pull this off: statewide school districts.
New review of ESSER spending plans shows districts favor facilities improvements, student & teacher supports; investments in staff, parents less clear
This report draws on data the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) has collected and synthesized over the course of the pandemic. It outlines the contours of the crisis American students faced during the Covid-19 pandemic and begins to chart a path to recovery and reinvention for all students—which includes the essential work of building a new […]
To accompany CRPE’s inaugural State of the American Student report in 2022, researchers and experts assembled a fast facts one-pager for readers to use as they follow the recovery and reinvention of U.S. schools from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Public education depends on expertise, work, money, and cooperation from multiple actors who have different interests and beliefs. These lead to competition and negotiation—in other words, politics. Failure to consider the politics of reform implementation and sustainability has doomed many promising K–12 school improvement initiatives. This paper analyzes more than 10 years of data on […]
Shifting students: Pandemic-era enrollment changes present challenges and opportunities for Washington’s public charters
CRPE’s September 2022 brief, “Shifting students: A look at Washington State school enrollment from 2020 to 2022,” found that fewer students were enrolled in the state’s traditional public schools in 2021-22 than 2019-20, while enrollment in private schools, home schools, and public charter schools increased during that time. This accompanying brief provides more detail on […]
As in other states, enrollment in Washington State’s public schools has shifted during the Covid-19 pandemic. This brief examines enrollment changes in Washington’s district, charter, private, and home schools from September 2019 to September 2021. It uses student headcount data from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Board of […]
Reporter’s Guide: Questions for assessing how your state or district is tracking pandemic impact and recovery
To accompany CRPE’s inaugural State of the American Student report in 2022, researchers and experts assembled a guide with critical questions for media to consider as they follow the recovery — and we hope, the reinvention — of U.S. schools from the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a working document, and we welcome comments and feedback. Contact […]
What it looks like to embrace the strengths, passions and needs of each student, particularly those who have been historically underserved.
This piece was originally published by The 74. Dusseault: As 100 large districts gear up for a “normal” year, it’s not clear what will happen should another deadly COVID variant arise For the past two years, start-of-school rituals and routines have been waylaid by virus surges, public health concerns, quarantines and overall uncertainty. Will […]