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“So hard, but so rewarding:” How school system leaders are scaling up strategic school staffing models

Lisa Chu, Lydia Rainey, Steven Weiner

Innovative staffing models are promising, but challenging to scale up. What does the work of leading strategic staffing involve, and what could make scaling up easier? 

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Postsecondary enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Rhode Island

Patrick Denice

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted nearly every aspect of economic and social life, affecting who went to college and where. This paper asks: How did patterns of enrollment and persistence in college and university change during the pandemic?

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A “good life” for every student: High schools embrace many pathways to success

Chelsea Waite, Maddy Sims

CRPE & CPRL hosted a webinar on this report with the co-authors and report stakeholders. Check it out!

Can the lessons schools learned in the Covid-19 recovery period contribute to more lasting, transformative shifts in high school?

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Communities in the driver’s seat: Black Mothers Forum microschools raise sustainability questions

Eupha Jeanne Daramola, Travis Pillow

The Black Mothers Forum (BMF), established in 2016 to combat institutional racism in Phoenix-area schools, responded to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic by creating a network of microschools.

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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.

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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.

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