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Surging enrollment in virtual schools during the pandemic spurs new questions for policymakers

Kristin Blagg, Betheny Gross | Wed, 09/22/2021

For some students, virtual learning has been and will continue to be a sought-after option.

Closing the void at the core of public education

Paul Hill | Wed, 09/15/2021

Rigor and quality in teaching core subjects can fill the void caused by ideological conflict.

Has the number of homeschoolers doubled? Or are the lines blurring?

Travis Pillow | Mon, 09/13/2021

It’s time to embrace an understanding of homeschooling that acknowledges the proliferation of new approaches that blur current definitional boundaries and break down barriers between school, home, and community.

District Responses to COVID-19

In March 2020, 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 100 of the largest school districts across the country are currently planning for the new school year, whether they will require students and staff to wear masks or be vaccinated, and how they are planning for contingencies of COVID-19 spread.

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.