2020-21 Fall Reopening Plans and Summer Responses to COVID-19 Closures

This database tracks over 100 districts that range in size and geography, and serve nearly 10 million students. It includes the 30 largest districts in the country, members of the Council of the Great City Schools, smaller districts that participate in CRPE’s rural studies, and at least one district from otherwise unrepresented states. Please note that this is not a representative sample.

We are continuously updating this database to reflect districts’ rapidly evolving reopening plans. This is a preliminary review of publicly available information from district websites and media reports, which are changing constantly. We strive to provide information that is accurate, complete, and current, but we realize district plans are changing rapidly. If you have questions, or see information in our database that needs updating, please email us at crpedatabase@uw.edu.

Promising Practices

As districts prepared for the 2020-21 school year, many described plans to support students, families, and staff in new ways. This document is a dynamic tool designed to describe some of these promising practices and provide links to publicly available artifacts. It will be updated regularly as more practices emerge.

CRPE’s review includes 106 districts across 50 states, most located in urban centers. We have also included promising practices identified by a national panel convened in partnership with the Collaborative for Student Success. How plans are put into practice and what lessons emerge remain to be seen.

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Spring District Responses

This database tracked school COVID-19 responses in 82 school districts and 18 charter school management organizations, serving nearly 9 million students. To create this database, we searched for as many publicly posted district plans as we could find via the Council of the Great City Schools, Chiefs for Change, and crowdsourced recommendations. Please note that this is not a representative sample. 

We have completed this analysis as of May 15, 2020, and are no longer updating this database.