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A Puget Sound-area charter school couldn’t open as planned—but it still found a way to support students

Travis Pillow | Mon, 10/19/2020

After a facilities snag forced Cascade Midway Academy to delay its opening as a full-fledged new school, its founders decided to launch a learning hub for 12 students enrolled in nearby districts and charter schools.

We reviewed the school reopening plans for 106 districts around the country. Here's how they square with reality

Robin Lake, Bree Dusseault | Fri, 10/16/2020

After tracking and detailing school systems’ reopening plans for months, our research now turns to how districts are translating their plans into action.

Special education must no longer be an afterthought

Robin Lake, Lanya McKittrick | Thu, 10/15/2020

Districts had all summer to address the concerns that special education families raised this spring. Yet, in many school systems, special education was largely an afterthought in districts’ planning for fall reopening. 

National Review: District Responses to COVID-19

This 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 fall 2020, 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 preparing for the start of the new year, 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.