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Bolder leadership needed to keep students safe and learning next year

Christine Pitts, Travis Pillow | Fri, 07/30/2021

Schools cannot afford to squander another year because of tepid leadership and political squabbling; they owe students a chance to gain back the learning opportunities they were denied last year.

Addressing learning loss for students with disabilities: Could Universal Design for Learning be one answer?

Katy Bateman, Lanya McKittrick | Wed, 07/28/2021

Practitioners and leaders who support students with disabilities have an opportunity to meet the moment as schools recover from the pandemic.

A national corps of mentors: Lessons from the pandemic on elevating teachers’ craft, at scale

Steven Wilson | Wed, 07/21/2021

A new initiative offers a teacher mentor model as an alternative to the current and ineffective cycle of teacher observation, feedback, and evaluation.

Nationwide Review: District Responses to COVID-19

Last spring, more than 100,000 public schools across the country closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CRPE has made it our priority to rapidly provide ideas and evidence on how to best serve students. Our latest analysis gives a snapshot of how 477 school districts across the country are currently planning for the rest of the school year, how they are planning for contingencies of COVID-19 spread, and how this varies based on district characteristics.

Our researchers are continuously tracking how districts are addressing challenges amid the pandemic, including technology access, remote instruction, student support, and school operations. Through data collection and analysis, we’re working to help schools, districts, and states find solutions.