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.

Independent peer review is an integral part of all CRPE research projects. Peer reviews are conducted by research or policy professionals who are not members of the CRPE project team. Some externally published work, such as commissioned papers, books and book chapters, journal articles, and op eds, may be hosted on other sites, and some may require purchase or subscriptions to view.


COVID–19 Showed Us How Important It Is to Focus on Adolescent Well-Being: Here Is What School Systems Should Do
November, 2021
Georgia Heyward, Heather Casimere, Ashley Jochim

Our interviews with families and teachers in four New England high schools that serve low-income communities expose how ill-equipped New England schools were to address adolescent well-being during the pandemic.


Recovery for U.S. Students in 2021: What Schools and Districts Can Do to Make Up for Lost Learning Time
October, 2021
Bree Dusseault, Christine Pitts, Robin Lake

We propose six principles, some of which districts are already applying, to ensure students experience a positive, healthy, and restorative schooling experience this year.


    A cautionary tale from Kenya: Designing educational pandemic recovery programs to minimize unintended consequences
    October, 2021
    Beth Schueler, Daniel Rodriquez-Segura

    Researchers Beth Schueler and Daniel Rodriguez-Segura discuss their study of an effort to deliver supplemental remote instruction to students in Kenya that should provide an important caution to school system leaders in the U.S. and beyond.


    “Creativity Requires Freedom”: What Will It Take to Create Space Within Our Education System to Think and Design Creatively?
    October, 2021
    Sunanna Chand, Betheny Gross

    How do we help schools prevent "back to normal" inertia and fuel change? This brief summarizes what we heard from a "change-maker" group of students, educators, and education leaders.


    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.


    Think Forward New England: Profiles of Innovation | Margarita Muñiz Academy
    September, 2021
    Carrie Parker, Emnet Shibre

    This profile of Margarita Muñiz Academy details the school’s practices that have proven successful, how they have adapted in the face of the pandemic, and how other school communities can begin conversations about adopting similar practices.


    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.

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