Georgia Heyward

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.

10/2019
Seizing the Opportunity: Educating Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

This report is the first step in developing an evidence base about how charter schools meet the needs of unique learners, how they can improve in this work, and what aspects of chartering as a governance model support...

06/2019
Schools Lead the Way but the System Must Change: Rethinking Career and Technical Education

CRPE has identified 32 programs around the country that represent the variety of efforts being used to reinvent career and technical education.

06/2019
Fulfilling the Promise of School Choice by Building More Effective Supports for Families

This report focuses on the work of DC School Reform Now. Since 2011, the organization has focused on making school choice work for families in Wards 7 and 8, two underserved areas of the nation's capital...

11/2018
Rethinking the Traditional High School-College-Career Continuum

This essay explores the systemic changes needed to ensure student access to meaningful pathways to college prep and career training.

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.

Aug 27 2019

Georgia Heyward is quoted in the Colorado Sun about the impact of a four-day school week on student performance.

Aug 28 2018

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

Jul 25 2018

Georgia Heyward is quoted in this Chalkbeat article about Detroit's new public school guide, which lets parents compare district and charter school options.

May 21 2018

Georgia Heyward is quoted by NBC News on the expansion of four-day weeks in public schools.

Apr 18 2018

Georgia Heyward is interviewed by Governing on the four-day school week.

Sep 25 2019

How do efforts to reinvent career and technical education fit into a broader portfolio strategy to improve the quality and diversity of school options for students?

Jun 28 2019

Our latest report looks at a navigator organization that helps level the playing field so all families can find quality schools that meet their needs.

Jun 18 2019

To realize the goals of "new CTE," we must not only rethink our notions of vocational training; we must also reimagine how we go about secondary schooling.

Mar 19 2019

Rural districts using the four-day school week schedule are experimenting with new, holistic and community-embedded learning opportunities on the fifth, unscheduled school day.

Oct 23 2018

CRPE’s Georgia Heyward and TNTP’s Crystal Harmon share ways education leaders can channel their annual anxiety about teacher hiring into solutions.