Publications

Our studies span governance, systems, and practice in public education. Through our reports we help make sense of complex trends and data, communicate new possibilities for system change, and provide guidance and thought leadership to support that change. We pride ourselves on our ability to see around the corner, reach across traditional party and sector lines, and craft solutions to problems few have anticipated. Explore our most recent publications below.

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All Together Now: Getting Students with Disabilities What They Need During the Pandemic
September, 2021
Katy Bateman, Sivan Tuchman

During the 2020–21 school year, we learned through a series of interviews that most teachers missed out on the power of collaborative interactions between general and special educators.


How Has the Pandemic Affected Students' Social-Emotional Well-Being? A Review of the Evidence to Date
August, 2021
Laura Hamilton, Betheny Gross

This report is part of a series that aims to provide a definitive account of the best available evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected America’s students. 


How Has the Pandemic Affected Students with Disabilities? A Review of the Evidence to Date
August, 2021
Lauren Morando Rhim, Sumeyra Ekin

This report is part of a series that aims to provide a definitive account of the best available evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected America’s students.


Think Forward New England: Profiles of Innovation | Nokomis Regional High School
August, 2021
Sarah McCann

This profile of Nokomis Regional High School in Newport, Maine details the school's practices that have made it successful, how they have adapted in the fact of the pandemic, and how other school communities can begin conversations about creating flexible pathways for students to design...


Approaching SEL as a Whole-School Effort, Not an Add-On: Lessons from Two Charter Networks
August, 2021
Lisa Chu, Michael DeArmond

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


How Eight Rural Districts Came Together to Redefine Postsecondary Success in the Midst of a Pandemic
July, 2021
Georgia Heyward

This brief explores how eight rural Colorado school districts increased youth access to internship and dual enrollment opportunities in the 2020-21 school year.


How Much Have Students Missed Academically Because of the Pandemic? A Review of the Evidence to Date
July, 2021
Martin R. West, Robin Lake

This report is part of a series that aims to provide a definitive account of the best available evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected America’s students. 


A Roadmap to Kick-Start Recovery in 2021: Six Principles for Summer Learning and Beyond
July, 2021
Bree Dusseault, Christine Pitts, Robin Lake

This paper presents school districts with six principles of summer learning that can guide pandemic recovery and planning for the summer, fall, and beyond.


Promising Practices Drive Progress: Closing Learning Gaps for Students with Disabilities
June, 2021
Georgia Heyward, Sean Gill

This brief highlights six promising practices for serving students with disabilities after the pandemic.


COVID-19 Revealed New Roles for Cities to Create a Continuum of Support for Youth and Families. They Shouldn't End with the Pandemic
May, 2021
Alice Opalka

This brief examines the involvement of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. in creating learning pods during the pandemic.

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