Research Reports


Latest Publications

  • Research Reports    

Beyond test scores: Broader academic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on American students

Morgan Polikoff, Daniel Silver, Isabel Clay

Recent state and national achievement exam results, as well as academic progress reports, have underscored how the Covid-19 pandemic and related school closures had a large, negative impact on students’ reading and math development.

  • Research Reports    

Innovation in New England

Cara Pangelinan, Chelsea Waite, Christine Pitts, Sarah McCann, Heather Casimere

CRPE partnered with The BARR Foundation to map the New England region’s landscape of learning.

  • Research Reports    

Teaching recovery? Three years in, school system leaders report that the pandemic weakened instruction

Lydia Rainey, Paul Hill, Robin Lake

In this report, we conclude our research on five school systems to reveal the academic, social, and political challenges posed by the pandemic and what leaders and their staff are doing to address student learning loss.

  • Research Reports    

Despite staff shortages, few districts are making teaching more appealing

Lydia Rainey, Bree Dusseault, Lisa Chu

The exact cause of teacher shortages is still up for debate. Some experts argue that shortages are localized, while others say that the lack of teachers is due to low unemployment and other factors.

Research Reports

Our studies span governance, systems, and practice in public education. Through our reports we help make sense of complex trends and data, communicate new possibilities for system change, and provide guidance and thought leadership to support that change.

Focus Area


Independent peer review is an integral part of all CRPE research projects. Peer reviews are conducted by research or policy professionals who are not members of the CRPE project team. Some externally published work, such as commissioned papers, books and book chapters, journal articles, and op eds, may be hosted on other sites, and some may require purchase or subscriptions to view.

Skip to content