• Research Reports   
Ashley Jochim, Melissa Kay Diliberti, Heather Schwartz, Kate Destler, Paul Hill

Public schooling has always been politically fraught, but current disagreements over issues related to race, sexuality, gender, and Covid-19 have reached a tipping point. According to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education and RAND, half of school system leaders say that these disagreements are disrupting schooling.  Almost one in three district leaders also said their educators had received verbal or written threats about politically controversial topics since fall 2021, the report shows.

Must-Reads

  • The Lens    
Chelsea Waite, Cara Pangelinan, Lisa Chu, Maddy Sims, Naureen Madhani

Educators nationwide are forging their way in a landscape shaped by pandemic-induced disruptions. Training resources designed to spark new thinking often feel outdated – especially if they were published before 2020.

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  • The Lens    

Innovation spotlights: Case studies in high school redesign

Chelsea Waite, Cara Pangelinan, Lisa Chu, Maddy Sims, Naureen Madhani

Educators nationwide are forging their way in a landscape shaped by pandemic-induced disruptions. Training resources designed to spark new thinking often feel outdated – especially if they were published before 2020.

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  • The Lens    

Parent navigators are worth the investment for school choice supporters

Travis Pillow

Senior writer and innovation fellow explains Florida’s proposed “choice navigator” program and why school choice advocates should support funding the position.

  • The Lens    

‘Avoid hearing screams:’ More than 40% of district leaders are managing debates over CRT. Their tactics could help ease tensions over AP African American Studies.

Erin Richards

The debate over how schools should teach about race heightened this week when the College Board released a framework for a new Advanced Placement course in African-American studies that reduced some of the content from a pilot version — content supported by hundreds of Black scholars and progressives but criticized by prominent conservatives.

  • Research Reports    

Navigating political tensions over schooling: Findings from the fall 2022 American School District Panel survey

Ashley Jochim, Melissa Kay Diliberti, Heather Schwartz, Kate Destler, Paul Hill

Public schooling has always been politically fraught, but current disagreements over issues related to race, sexuality, gender, and Covid-19 have reached a tipping point.

  • The Lens    

A review: What we learned after 3 years of studying charters in Washington state

CRPE Staff

The pandemic prompted major shifts in public school enrollment and models for learning in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation.

  • The Lens    

Remove the fish to clean the tank: Black education leaders discuss how leaving public schools can help save them

Travis Pillow, Jennifer Poon

For Black children, the public education system is like a dirty fish tank. They’re swimming in toxic conditions like discriminatory discipline and low expectations.