Georgia Heyward

Georgia Heyward

Research Analyst

Georgia Heyward is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she has worked on the 18-city project Stepping Up and supported charter-district collaboration in Washington State. Before joining CRPE, she researched rural education and wrote program evaluations for Washington State school districts and nonprofits. Georgia started her career as a bilingual elementary teacher through the NYC Teaching Fellows program. She then worked as a teacher and administrator at a bilingual performing arts school. For three years, she was the assessment coordinator for a start-up, nonprofit college. Georgia has a BA in Liberal Arts from Evergreen State College and an MEd in Education Policy from the University of Washington.

07/2018
Are Washington Charter Public Schools Serving Students with Disabilities?

This brief presents data on how special education students in Washington state are being served in charter public schools, using a national and local context.

06/2018
What Do We Actually Know about the Four-Day School Week?

This brief on the four-day school week answers common questions about its scope and trends and points out what is not yet known about the impacts on students and districts.

05/2018
Addressing Persistently Underperforming Schools: Evidence and Common Challenges

This brief looks at five strategies city leaders use to improve underperforming schools and lists critical questions leaders should ask when choosing or assessing an improvement strategy.

11/2017
Stepping Up: How Are American Cities Delivering on the Promise of Public School Choice?

This analysis examines 18 cities offering public school choice to determine whether 1) their education systems are continuously improving, 2) all their students have equitable access to high-quality schools, and 3) their strategies...

10/2017
A User’s Guide to the Four-Day School Week: How to Assess District Readiness and Evaluate the Results

This guide will help district and community leaders understand the benefits and risks of adopting a shorter school week.

Aug 28 2018

Georgia Heyward discusses her research on the financial effects and student outcomes of the four-day school week.

Nov 14 2017

CRPE's new cross-city analysis examines the current state of public school choice in 18 American cities.

Mar 31 2017

Paul Hill and Georgia Heyward's piece on the rural four-day school week is cited in this CBS MoneyWatch article.

Aug 21 2018

Georgia Heyward identifies several trends in cities offering public school choice and shares strategies for addressing the most persistent challenges.

Feb 26 2018

The nominating panel charged with selecting candidates for Philadelphia’s new nine-member school board has received its last application.

Dec 5 2017

Christine Campbell and Georgia Heyward show how school choice is creating new opportunities for families as well as challenges for cities.

Mar 6 2017

Hill and Heyward caution that the shorter school week isn't saving rural schools money, and it's risky for students.

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