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COVID-19

The State of the American Student: Fall 2022

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...

The pandemic’s toll on students and society

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...

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...

Shifting students: A look at Washington State school enrollment from 2020 to 2022

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....

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...

School mask, vaccine mandates are mostly gone. But what if the virus comes back?

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...

From pods to public schools: Bringing the best of pandemic learning to traditional systems

For more than two years, CRPE has studied the practices and impact of pandemic learning pods in hopes of identifying lessons that can be applied more broadly to improving public education for all students. In...

Remote learning options are shutting down as school reopens in fall 2022

Large districts more likely to keep pre-pandemic virtual programs than those created when Covid-19 closed schools and forced classes online

Student achievement gaps and the pandemic: A new review of evidence from 2021–2022

This report begins the second round of an updated series of papers that aim to provide a definitive account of the best available evidence on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected America’s students.

Oh, the places you’ll go—or not: Graduating seniors may be unprepared for the future

High schools must accelerate academic support and opportunities for several more waves of pandemic-era graduates.

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