District Responses to COVID-19 School Closures
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 currently present information for 82 districts, aiming for a range in size and geography, and serving nearly 9 million students.
We are continuously updating this database and adding districts and metrics studied. This is a preliminary review of only publicly available information from district websites and media reports, which are changing hourly. It is not exhaustive, and district plans continue to evolve rapidly as we collect data.
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 contact CRPE Editorial Director Travis Pillow, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still No Consistent Plan for Remote Learning for Hundreds of Thousands of Students at Some of America's Biggest School Districts
Nearly two months into our nationwide tracking effort, most of the 82 school districts we reviewed provide some form of instruction.
Assuming districts’ attention will soon turn to commencement celebrations, summer learning, and fall contingency planning, it is not clear how much more progress will be made on remote learning this school year.
Developments this week helped drive more school districts in our nationwide review to add depth and breadth to their published distance learning plans.
This week has been a crucial period of preparation in states from Washington to Florida, where distance learning is expected to begin in earnest by the end of March.
We will track how districts shift instruction, student support, and organizational operations in the weeks and months to come.