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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.

First look at ESSER priorities: Districts are placing their bets on what they know

Bree Dusseault, Travis Pillow | Thu, 07/15/2021

Our review finds few plans, at least so far, to invest stimulus funding in ways that will address long-term systemic challenges.

Now’s the time for states to invest in making online learning better

Travis Pillow | Wed, 07/14/2021

Online connections enable new relationship-building opportunities, like remote peer mentorship and virtual meetings that are more accessible to working parents. 

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.