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.

12/2020
How States Can Better Prepare Students for Life After High School

This report examines weaknesses states share in career and technical education and offers recommendations to improve career pathways for students.

10/2020
What Does It Take to Educate Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities in General Education Settings? Lessons from Washington’s Public Charter Schools

This report includes in-depth case studies of five Washington State charter schools to understand their strategies for full inclusion...

06/2020
Navigating Choice: How High-Touch Supports Can Address Educational Inequity

This brief presents findings from a preliminary analysis of 10 organizations with school navigator services.

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.

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.

Jun 29 2020

Four months into COVID-19, and just weeks out from the new school year, very few districts in our database report concrete expectations for the  2020-21 school year. 

Jun 26 2020

Gaps in spring and summer planning can point districts to the critical issues they must attend to in the coming school year.

Apr 19 2020

States play critical roles in driving school and district responses to school closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We examined whether and how states are fulfilling that role.

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.