The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 5 Experts Weigh In on School Choice Options for Families

CRPE and The 74 | Wed, 07/15/2020

We asked 5 experts: Should parents have more schooling choices next year?

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 8 Experts Weigh In on Families, Schools & Students’ Diverse Needs

CRPE and The 74 | Tue, 07/14/2020

We asked 8 experts: Should families demand that schools take different approaches to supporting students' diverse needs?

First District Reopening Plans Illuminate Tradeoffs and Confusion In Politically Charged Environment

Robin Lake, Bree Dusseault | Tue, 07/14/2020

Our review of some of the first U.S. districts to release more detailed information on fall 2020-21 planning shows districts are taking divergent paths. 

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 8 Experts Weigh In on What Parts of Remote Learning — and In-Person Teaching — We Should Keep

CRPE and The 74 | Mon, 07/13/2020

We asked 8 experts: What changes have you seen under remote learning that you would like to keep permanent?

Making Reopening Schools a Wedge Issue Is Shameful

Paul Hill, Robin Lake | Mon, 07/13/2020

It’s unfortunate that the president has turned the nation’s school children into political pawns.

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 6 Experts Weigh In on the Looming Fiscal Crisis and What Services Districts Should (and Shouldn’t) Cut

CRPE and The 74 | Sun, 07/12/2020

This is the first in a series of invited responses to some of the big, unanswered questions facing America’s schools as they prepare to reopen in the fall.

Students Count: Highlights from COVID-19 Student Surveys

Robin Lake | Tue, 07/07/2020

We reviewed all available national- and state-level surveys and looked for common themes and important data points. 

An Early Plan from a Must-Watch District: Reopening in Miami-Dade

Robin Lake | Tue, 07/07/2020

We’ve been waiting eagerly to see Miami-Dade County Public Schools' plan for the fall. Here’s a breakdown of the highlights.

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