The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

Mask-wearing in public schools must not be a partisan issue

Robin Lake | Wed, 07/22/2020

Only 20 states, or just under half the 45 states with data, will require mask-wearing in their public schools for at least some teachers and students.

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 5 Experts Weigh In on Accelerating Student Learning

CRPE and The 74 | Tue, 07/21/2020

We asked 5 experts: If we wanted schools not to just remediate but accelerate student learning, what would it look like?

Student learning is an afterthought in many state reopening plans; that’s a huge mistake

CRPE and Public Impact are wrapping up our review of state reopening plans. If first impressions portend what’s to come, there are big reasons to be concerned. 

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 5 Experts Weigh In on Politics and Education Reform

CRPE and The 74 | Mon, 07/20/2020

We asked 5 experts: Will the pandemic create new political constituencies for education reform?

Will States Step Up to Address Gaps in Access to Remote Learning This Fall?

Ashley Jochim | Mon, 07/20/2020

Addressing these gaps will not be easy, but data from this spring give some cause for optimism.

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 5 Experts Weigh In on What New Roles Teachers Should Play

CRPE and The 74 | Sun, 07/19/2020

We asked 5 experts: What new roles will teachers have to play in the future, and how should union contracts shift moving forward?

Now, More Than Ever, Public Education Funding Must Adapt to Meet Students’ Diverse Needs

Paul Hill | Thu, 07/16/2020

Even after the 2020-21 school year, districts will need to spend money to make sure all children have internet access and usable computers or tablets at home. 

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?

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