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, tpillow@uw.edu.

Still No Consistent Plan for Remote Learning for Hundreds of Thousands of Students at Some of America's Biggest School Districts

Bree Dusseault, Travis Pillow | Fri, 05/15/2020

Nearly two months into our nationwide tracking effort, most of the 82 school districts we reviewed provide some form of instruction.

Remote Classes Are in Session for More School Districts, But Attendance Plans Are Still Absent

Robin Lake, Bree Dusseault | Mon, 04/27/2020

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. 

Districts and CMOs Are Making Progress on Instruction and Monitoring, But Lag in Grading and Attendance

Robin Lake, Bree Dusseault | Wed, 04/15/2020

Nearly a month has passed since the majority of districts across the country closed. 

School Systems Make a Slow Transition From the Classroom to the Cloud

Robin Lake, Bree Dusseault | Fri, 04/03/2020

Developments this week helped drive more school districts in our nationwide review to add depth and breadth to their published distance learning plans. 

The Latest From a Nationwide Survey: Districts Continue to Struggle Toward Online Learning

Robin Lake | Sat, 03/28/2020

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.

What We’re Learning from an Early Look at District COVID-19 Response Plans

Robin Lake | Fri, 03/20/2020

We will track how districts shift instruction, student support, and organizational operations in the weeks and months to come.