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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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 Training resources designed to spark new thinking often feel outdated – especially if they were published before 2020.

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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 Training resources designed to spark new thinking often feel outdated – especially if they were published before 2020.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.