The Lens
Bringing vision and clarity to education policy

Four Steps States Can Take to Level the Remote Learning Playing Field

There is little doubt that what happens in the next few months will shape the gaps between the haves and have-nots.

We Must Close the Gap Between Research and Policy in School Systems' Responses to COVID-19

Betheny Gross, Robin Lake | Wed, 05/20/2020

The Evidence Project will bring together researchers from around the country to narrow the gap between research and policy.

Summer Haze: School Districts Slow to Communicate What Will Happen After the School Year Ends

Sean Gill, Lisa Chu | Mon, 05/18/2020

Few districts have provided details on what, if any, summer learning opportunities their students will have.

Still No Consistent Plan for Remote Learning for Hundreds of Thousands of Students at Some of America's Biggest School Districts

Bree Dusseault, Travis Pillow | Fri, 05/15/2020

Nearly two months into our nationwide tracking effort, most of the 82 school districts we reviewed provide some form of instruction.

Avoiding Long-Term Harm from “Do No Harm” Grading Policies

Alice Opalka, Barbara Talkington | Tue, 05/12/2020

Months of uneven expectations for student learning could create more inequitable outcomes in the long run.

During COVID-19, Underperforming School Districts Have No Excuse for Standstill on Student Learning

Paul Hill | Thu, 05/07/2020

Lagging districts are hurting only themselves and their students.

Prepared remarks delivered to the House Education and Labor Committee

Robin Lake | Thu, 05/07/2020

On May 7, Robin Lake testified before the House Education and Labor Committee.

Federal Special Education Guidance is Clear; Now States Must Step Up

Sivan Tuchman, Lanya McKittrick | Tue, 05/05/2020

Our first-of-its-kind analysis shows the amount of help states provide to schools varies widely in different parts of the country.