In 2020, we reported on district and state responses to the crisis with our rapid-response database and provided weekly updates to the field. Our research became the definitive source for tracking the U. S. educational response to the pandemic and inspired similar state and national efforts, some of which relied on our coding system. You can find a deck summarizing our findings here.
Major newspapers, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The Washington Post, regularly cited our work. CRPE experts were quoted in national and regional outlets such as National Public Radio, The Atlantic, Politico, TIME, the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Boston Globe, as well as education-specific outlets such as The 74, EdWeek, Chalkbeat, and The Hechinger Report.
In May we launched the Evidence Project, a collection of more than 150 researchers from over 100 U. S. and international organizations to coordinate, share, and synthesize knowledge with weekly research updates, a comprehensive database of published surveys, and a topic-specific research library. We created consensus panels and research consortia to sort through complex problems and emerging evidence.
We advised philanthropy and policymakers about the most urgent short- and long-term needs and developed creative ideas to address those needs. We collaborated with the PIE Network, Great Schools, The Collaborative for Student Success, The 74, TNTP, America Succeeds, Microsoft, and many others to help ensure decision-makers had timely evidence.
We published more than 116 research reports and blog posts, often releasing more than three publications a week. Our experts presented at dozens of webinars and conferences and provided testimony to the U. S. House of Representatives.