Families, teachers, and community members whose schools are closed often pay a big price. But thoughtfully structuring the problem and carefully designing the process for deciding on a solution can help reduce public conflict.
As schools begin to move past the crises caused by the pandemic, Summit Public Schools in Washington state may have more bright spots than other school operators.
With better policies – and a little help – career-relevant education can move from the exception to the rule in schools
Administrators from eight districts who nurtured new learning options reflect on what worked – and what’s still needed.
If schools & families revert to pre-pandemic habits, millions of kids may never recover lost knowledge and skills.
Administrators wanted to tackle learning loss. Other needs came first.
Kids may be back at school after three disrupted years, but a return to classrooms has not brought a return to normal.
Enrollment declines nearing 10% in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and other metro area school districts this fall have revived the possibility of closing and consolidating schools. While some urban communities have a long history of doing so, in places like the Atlanta metro area and California’s San Fernando Valley, it was previously unimaginable. The […]
34 districts plan to incorporate tutoring, extended learning, small-group instruction and use of data. Are they succeeding?
In 2013, Aurora, Colorado, was experiencing major demographic changes. A housing boom in this city east of Denver was bringing new families to parts of the city that were previously sparsely populated. However, enrollment was declining in the city’s lower-income areas, where many families of color lived. A new superintendent took office in 2013 and […]
As part of CRPE’s ongoing review of how large districts are responding to the pandemic and planning to spend their federal COVID-19 relief dollars, we looked into how districts are planning to address staff recruitment and retention challenges.