Innovation spotlights: Case studies in high school redesign
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 Training resources designed to spark new thinking often feel outdated – especially if they were published before 2020. To address this need, the Center on Reinventing Public Education at Arizona State University and the Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at […]
Voice and choice: New England students highlight which pandemic-era changes should stay—and which should go
Research on the pandemic’s negative impact on student learning, peer-to-peer relationships, and teenagers’ mental health makes it easy to assume high schoolers are eager to “return to normal.” Yet recent conversations with high school students throughout New England reveal very different hopes for this period of recovery. Our researchers and those from Columbia University’s Center for […]
The Promise and Challenges of Pandemic Innovation in High Schools
This report summarizes what we observed from a survey of New England high schools as they navigated the uncertainty of the pandemic.
Toward Better Family and Educator Engagement: Lessons from COVID Relief Dollars
School systems interested in better approaches to engaging the public must not start from scratch.
For these six schools, pandemic-era innovation demanded “know thyself”
Over the past year, we worked with six high schools in New England to learn how they’re reimagining the high school experience.
New England Profiles of Innovation | Great Oaks Charter School Bridgeport
Great Oaks Charter School Bridgeport in Connecticut offers an example of a high dosage tutoring model that has been refined and adapted to meet local needs.
New England Profiles of Innovation | Holyoke High School
Despite pandemic-induced challenges, Holyoke school leaders and staff kept student engagement at the forefront of their efforts to ensure continuity of learning.
Teacher collaboration: Students and educators need systematic organizational responses this school year
In 2020–21, many teachers, despite all of their struggles, saw a surge of collaboration and coordination.
Schools supporting multilingual learners
We spoke with teachers and administrators in three New England districts with large numbers of multilingual learners about how the pandemic influenced student learning and teaching practice last year.
COVID–19 Showed Us How Important It Is to Focus on Adolescent Well-Being: Here is What School Systems Should Do
States and districts should be using this moment as an opportunity to reassess how they support adolescents and their families.