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.

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.

Our Analysis

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.