School District 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. Our database also includes 18 charter management organizations (CMOs) that are part of the Charter School Growth Fund portfolio and comprise 10 or more schools. Please note that this is not a representative sample. Please see our latest update of a nationally representative sample of reopening plans here.

We are updating this database monthly using a periodic review of publicly available information from district websites and media reports. We strive to provide information that is accurate, complete, and current, but we realize district plans are still prone to shifts that may not be immediately reflected here. If you have questions, or see information in our database that needs updating, please email us at crpedatabase@uw.edu.

Fall 2020: The State of School Reopening

What we've learned from eight months of analysis of school systems' responses to COVID-19.

NEWLY UPDATED: October analysis

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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.

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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