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.

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.

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...

Mar 25 2018

Georgia Heyward is interviewed by Newsweek about the four-day school week.

Mar 20 2018

Georgia Heyward and Christine Campbell are interviewed on the EdChoice podcast about CRPE's report Stepping Up: How Are American Cities Delivering on the Promise of Public School Choice?

Feb 25 2018

In The 74, Georgia Heyward suggests four key areas for improvement the School District of Philadelphia should focus on as it retakes local control of its schools.

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.

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.