Lisa Chu

Research Analyst

Lisa Chu is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. She previously served as the Paul T. Hill Policy Fellow during her graduate studies. Prior to joining CRPE, Lisa worked for Project Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization that helps school administrators evaluate and develop student programs. Lisa holds a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine, and an MPA from the University of Washington.

Approaching SEL as a Whole-School Effort, Not an Add-On: Lessons from Two Charter Networks

This paper highlights the approach that two innovative charter networks took last year to address student well-being and social-emotional development.

The kids are (really) not alright: A synthesis of COVID-19 student surveys

This brief from the Evidence Project synthesizes student surveys from the 2020–21 school year.

How Are School Districts Addressing Student Social-Emotional Needs during the Pandemic?

In this brief, we look at how our nationally representative sample of 477 school districts attended to students' social-emotional learning and well-being in fall 2020.

Ensuring All Students in Indiana Receive Their Fair Share of Funding

This report examines and offers recommendations to resolve Indiana's student funding inequities.

Oct 12 2021

School system leaders can draw lessons from small pandemic learning communities to better support their students’ well-being and learning.

May 27 2021

We recommend these strategies for districts to consider to curb declining enrollment in the next school year and beyond.

Jun 3 2020

Summer offers an opportunity for districts to begin addressing learning gaps that emerged this spring, as well as other needs—like social interaction and special education services—that were unmet while school buildings were closed.