The Lens

CRPE’s blog – a space where we look around the corner, comment on relevant issues, and propose new ideas for the future of education.

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Steven Weiner, Lydia Rainey, Lisa Chu

This blog is part of our series profiling three school systems several years into implementing workforce innovations or strategic staffing solutions. Scaling up innovations within school systems is a notoriously difficult process. While new instructional approaches or staffing strategies may catch on within a few classrooms or schools, they often fail to become integrated system-wide.

Must-Reads

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Robin Lake

Happy New Year! With the start of 2024, we kick off a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

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Bree Dusseault, Justin Lee

More states are acknowledging the implications of artificial intelligence technology for our society and institutions, particularly our school systems. However, the emerging state-level guidance for districts is broad and avoids regulatory language, according to CRPE’s latest review of state education department actions on AI.

Latest Publications

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Crossing the chasm: How one district is moving its innovative staffing model from pilot to mainstream

Steven Weiner, Lydia Rainey, Lisa Chu

This blog is part of our series profiling three school systems several years into implementing workforce innovations or strategic staffing solutions.

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Leader-to-leader collaboration: Real talk, real results

Lakisha Young

This past November was a dream come true for The Oakland REACH—and for me as a leader. For two days, leaders from Rochester, Birmingham, New Orleans, Greenville, Jacksonville, Providence, Boston, and San Francisco, Richmond, and Oakland, CA, gathered together for our first-ever REACH Way Institute (RWI).

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If we’re serious about pandemic recovery, we need summer school at scale

Steven Wilson

For everyone committed to educational equality, an ambitious new analysis from researchers at Stanford and Harvard today brings grim news. In most states studied, the gap in student achievement between low-income and high-income districts grew dramatically between 2019 and 2023, in many cases by a half-grade or more.

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Breaking the teaching mold—with help from the teachers union

Lisa Chu, Lydia Rainey, Steven Weiner

This blog is part of a three-part series profiling school systems that have been implementing workforce innovations or strategic school staffing models for several years.

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