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When challenges never let up: School district leaders steer through hazards in Baltimore and Chicago

Paul Hill, Sarah McCann, Lydia Rainey, Chelsea Waite

In the face of financial, political, and capacity constraints, leaders within the Baltimore City Public School System and Chicago Public Schools are making progress toward closing post-pandemic gaps in student learning.

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Early evidence of improved educator outcomes in Next Education Workforce models

Mary Laski

Concerns about the teacher workforce are rising, with fewer teachers recommending the profession and decreasing interest among students. In response, school systems are redesigning teacher roles to make the job more appealing and sustainable.

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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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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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