Public Schools Will Struggle Even More as Parents Move Kids to Private Ones During the Pandemic, Time.com, Aug. 31, 2020
About half of the country’s public school districts are planning on full in-person instruction, but 41% of the highest-poverty districts are beginning the year with entirely remote learning, according to an analysis by CRPE.
“This Is Going to Be the Hardest Fall We’ve Had Maybe in the Modern History of Education.” Educationnext.org, Summer 2020
This past spring, CRPE surveyed districts and charter schools nationwide, asking how they were running schools from a distance. How long did it take to transition to distance learning? Were they taking attendance?
How COVID-19 Is Forcing Districts to Make an Abrupt Shift Back to Remote Instruction, Blogs.edweek.org, Aug. 31, 2020
In fact, only 9 percent of urban districts chose to open for in-person instruction this fall, according to a report released in August by CRPE.
Schools’ multi-billion-dollar tech investments don’t translate to kids learning, Lifesitenews.com, Aug. 31, 2020
The University of Washington’s CRPE examined how 477 school districts nationwide have responded to the COVID-19 crisis.
Chaos reigns in some schools with in-person learning. Many kids are learning at home, Usatoday.com, Aug. 28, 2020
Among urban districts, almost 80% will open remote-only, according to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, an education research organization in Washington.
Big City Schools Are Less Likely to Reopen for In-Person Instruction, Usnews.com, Aug. 27, 2020
Students in rural areas are likely to return to a classroom, but big cities and high poverty communities are likely to be virtual. The new national snapshot of back-to-school comes from the Center for Reinventing Public Education, whose researchers analyzed school reopening plans for nearly 500 school districts across the country, including the majority of the country's biggest school districts.
In-person reopenings planned for half of American school districts, Districtadministration.com, Aug. 27, 2020
Researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a non-partisan research center, collected information from a nationally representative sample of 477 school districts between August 17 and 21, at which point most plans were considered finalized and many schools were already in session.
Urban, High-Poverty Schools Prefer Remote Instruction Under COVID-19, Report Finds, Blogs.edweek.org, Aug. 27, 2020
School districts in urban areas and those that serve the most children in poverty are the most likely to be offering full-time remote instruction this fall, according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a Seattle-based research organization. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.
Exclusive: Analysis — How 18 Top Charter School Networks Are Refining Remote Learning for the Fall, The74million.org, Aug. 27, 2020
Our latest review of reopening plans for 18 leading charter school organizations shows they are strengthening curriculum offerings and modifying schedules to better serve students. By analysts at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.
The K-12 Edtech Market Is At an Inflection. But Where Is It Going?, Edsurge.com, Aug. 25, 2020
The K-12 education technology market is at an inflection point. References a report from the CRPE.
5 Research-Based Recommendations for Remote Learning: Lessons from LUSD, Gettingsmart.com, Aug. 24, 2020
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic forced the largest school closure in modern American history. Between March and June, nearly every district in the country shut down, forcing over 55 million students into remote learning. Since little research existed to guide schools as they shifted to this new instruction, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) launched a study that tracked a nationally representative sample of 477 K-12 districts.
US Schools Scramble to Close Digital Gap, Voanews.com, Aug. 24, 2020
A disproportionate share of those who lack online access are Black, Hispanic, live in rural areas or come from low-income households, according to research by a coalition of education and civil rights organizations. “There is real urgency to try to solve that problem this fall,” said Robin Lake, director of CRPE.
Most urban schools will start the year with all-remote learning, Axios.com, Aug. 21, 2020
About half of school districts across the country will return to school buildings in the fall — but the majority of the big-city school districts that also serve large numbers of at-risk students will be doing remote learning for the foreseeable future. There's a stark divide in school reopening plans between urban and rural districts, according to an analysis by CRPE.
Analysis: 'Surprising dearth' of homeless student recognition in reopening plans, Educationdive.com, Aug. 20, 2020
Not many schools, districts and states address challenges facing homeless students in their reopening plans, according to an analysis of 106 districts by CRPE.
This New Nonprofit Is Training Better Online Teachers This Fall, Edsurge.com, Aug. 19, 2020
This summer a group of education leaders, many from the world of charter schools and education reform, launched the nonprofit National Summer School Initiative, or NSSI for short. “It’s only a five-week program and we know from our long work in school reform and educational change that we can’t expect to see enormous effects from such a short term impact,” said Steven Wilson, a senior fellow at CRPE.
The new hybrid model: How an Indianapolis middle school is trying to balance safety with face time, Chalkbeat.org, Aug. 19, 2020
Students come to campus two days a week and study from home the rest of the week, working on materials independently or meeting with teachers and classmates by video. When CRPE surveyed a nationally representative sample of districts in late July, about 12% were planning to reopen with a hybrid model.
Must-know grant data resources for back to school 2020, Gov1.com, Aug. 19, 2020
CRPE has a free archived webinar through EdSource, To the Extent Feasible: Strategies for Success with Distance Learning.
Teachers unions test goodwill with strike threats, hardball negotiations, Politico.com, Aug. 18, 2020
In addition to safety measures, some unions are pressing for police-free schools, canceling rents and mortgages, and bans on new charter programs and standardized testing. Robin Lake, director of CRPE, said “parents rightly have given teachers and unions a lot of grace,” especially during the “chaotic” roll out of remote learning in the spring.
The Main Event: Parents vs. Teachers Unions 2020, Princetoninfo.com, Aug. 19, 2020
But finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, Parents vs. Teachers Unions 2020! Robin Lake, Director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, feels that some students who have not attended school in months are getting lost, “I feel like we are treating students like pawns in this game.”
'Unprecedented': Los Angeles schools to test all 600,000 students for Covid-19, msn.com, Aug. 17, 2020
The Guardian: In the most ambitious plan of its kind, Los Angeles Unified has announced plans to test its roughly 600,000 students and 75,000 employees as the nation’s second-largest school district prepares for the eventual return to in-person instruction. Data from CRPE, which has been compiling school districts’ plan for instruction, shows that most school districts are planning for a return to in-person instruction this fall, if only partially, and that most will offer remote learning for families who choose.
Back to 'school': Even the basics are complicated, so how can teachers and students get on track? Seattletimes.com, Aug. 16, 2020
It’s a prospect that was almost unimaginable just months ago: Hundreds of thousands of Washington children won’t return to school buildings this fall. CRPE is referenced.
Pandemic prompts parents to choose new paths for education, msn.com, Aug. 15, 2020
THE HILL: Not long ago, most parents' stress from the back-to-school season amounted to finding their school supply list and wading through the crowds to shop for students' new clothes, backpacks, pencils and notebooks. During the transition to remote instruction caused by COVID-19, many distance learning programs fell flat. Two-thirds of districts did not expect teachers to give students meaningful instruction or feedback, according to CRPE.
The COVID-19 learning cliff, Axios.com, Aug. 15, 2020
Perhaps the most jarring reality of the COVID-19 pandemic for families has been the sudden and dramatic disruption to all levels of education. Some learning loss can be addressed with basic, tried-and-true strategies, said Robin Lake, director of CRPE.
Boston aims to provide child care and remote learning space for thousands of students, Bostonglobe.com, Aug. 15, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education is referenced.
8 charts that show just how American parents are feeling as they send their children back to school in the middle of the pandemic, Businessinsider.com, Aug. 13, 2020
A review of over 470 school districts conducted by CRPE found about 40% of districts plan for in-person learning and about 12% plan a hybrid model, while more than half of city school districts plan to teach only remotely at least for one grade level.
Are Florida Schools Reopening During Coronavirus? Parents Can’t Tell as State and Districts Fight, Wsj.com, Aug. 13, 2020
Just days before some school districts in Florida are set to begin the new year, confusion reigns. A survey by the CRPE is referenced.
The impossible choice facing local schools deciding whether to open their doors, Inlander.com, Aug. 13, 2020
Lanya McKittrick, a research analyst at CRPE, says she's encouraged when she sees school districts, not just in Spokane but in larger systems like Sacramento City Unified School District, release similar plans that spell out what the day will look like, how attendance will be taken, what the family's role will be.
Rasmussen Poll: Approval of Teacher’s Unions Falls as Fight Over Reopening Schools Rages, Cnsnews.com, Aug. 12, 2020
A new Rasmussen poll finds that Americans are more critical of teachers’ unions today than they were when asked the same question last year. This puts a strain on parents who are trying to figure out how they’re going to go to work if their children are not in school. “I feel like we are treating children as pawns in this game,” Robin Lake, director of CRPE told The Wall Street Journal.
It’s time to stand up for public schools, students, Dentonrc.com, Aug. 12, 2020
Texas has chosen to abandon our local public schools, locally elected school boards, superintendents and our 5.4 million schoolchildren in favor of a “my way or the highway” single system directive by Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath. Look back to 2019 and CRPE report centered around the System of Great Schools (SGS) concept.
- Maryland County would impose a $5,000 fine and up to a year in prison on private school teachers that teach students in person between now and October 1, Freemarketalternative.blogspot.com, Aug. 12, 2020
CRPE found that the vast majority of school districts did not require any live teaching over video.
- Personalized learning hinges on relationships, not just algorithms, Fastcompany.com, Aug. 12, 2020
To recover all the ground they lost during the pandemic, students are going to need more than technology. “The remediation needs [over the] next year are going to be extraordinary,” says Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.
- Why the Worst Job in Education Right Now Is the Superintendent's, Blogs.edweek.org, Aug. 12, 2020
The superintendent's job is a tough one on a good day. But the pandemic has required them to make some impossible choices balancing school health, quality teaching, and constituencies like parents and teachers whose priorities frequently conflict. The Center on Reinventing Public Education found recently that only about 12 percent of the districts whose plans it examined were offering hybrid learning.
- In Pandemic, Private Schools Face Peril, Educationnext.org, Summer, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the number of urban Catholic and other private schools that are closing amid financial pressure and dwindling enrollment. As the landscape rapidly shifted this spring, CRPE and the American Enterprise Institute were fast out of the gate with data collection and analysis.
- Most of Nation’s Large Public School Districts Choose Totally Remote Learning, Breitbart.com, Aug. 11, 2020
Education media are reporting that most of the nation’s large public school districts have opted for a totally remote learning model this fall. CRPE observed school districts are facing an “uncertain” year ahead.
- Coronavirus cases in children jump as they prepare to go back to school (YouTube), Cnn, Aug. 10, 2020
CNN's John King breaks down the latest coronavirus numbers as the nation decides how to send kids back to school. He discusses the issue with Prevent Epidemics Team Director, Dr. Cyrus Shahpar, and CRPE, Robin Lake.
‘Nobody wants to teach when they’re going to die’, Politico.com, Aug. 10, 2020
A recent analysis of 477 school districts by CRPE concluded nearly 40 percent of those systems plan a return to full in-person instruction, while another quarter of surveyed systems haven’t announced their plans.
Chaos coast to coast as plans change and a school year like no other launches, washingtonpost.com, Aug. 9, 2020
Research from CRPE is referenced.
To Test or Not to Test: Students Missed a Lot of Learning This Spring, but Experts Disagree on How — or Even Whether — to Measure ‘COVID Slide’, The74million.org, Aug. 9, 2020
Robin Lake, director of CRPE, told Congress in May that without widespread efforts, many students “could go into academic death spirals.”
Lost Summer: How Schools Missed a Chance to Fix Remote Learning, Nytimes.com, Aug. 7, 2020
Education leaders spent months preparing to reopen classrooms. But with online learning set to continue for millions of students this fall, schools must catch up with reality. Research from CRPE is referenced.
Poll: 2 in 3 teachers want to start the school year remotely, Educationdive.com, Aug. 7, 2020
As of the end of July, most districts plan to offer at least some form of in-person learning this fall. Data collected by CRPE suggests 40% of school districts have announced full in-person instruction this fall, while 51% will provide at least some in-person learning through a hybrid model.
Just over half of districts plan some level of in-person instruction for fall, Educationdive, Aug. 6, 2020
Data collected by CRPE suggests, as of the end of July, 40% of school districts that have announced reopening plans favor full in-person instruction this fall, and 51% of school districts with announced plans will provide in-person learning at least partially through a hybrid model.
Students can teach us a lot about Zoom school. These Peninsula teens are doing that, Thenewstribune.com, Aug. 6, 2020
CRPE is referenced.
Every Anxiety-Ridden Question You Have About School This Fall, Answered, Romper.com, Aug. 6, 2020
There is no “first day of school” chalkboard big enough to capture the complexities of sending your kids to school — or keeping them home — during a global pandemic. So far, not many schools have released their plans for positive cases in schools according to Lanya McKittrick, Ph.D., a research analyst with CRPE.
Reading the Virtual Classroom Is Hard, but It Can Be Done, Edutopia.org, Aug. 5, 2020
CRPE analyzed seven national K-12 student surveys and identified key areas that teachers should be aware of, from students feeling concerned about falling behind to “distractions, lack of motivation, and lack of social connections” as major challenges to online learning.
States With The Best Public Schools, Forbes.com, Aug. 4, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the educational experience for children, putting a bigger than ever emphasis on schools’ virtual teaching capabilities and e-learning resources. “Schools will need teachers, but they must be able to make tradeoffs, such as to pay for superior online courses,” says Paul Hill, founder of CRPE.
- LAUSD, teachers reach tentative deal on remote learning, Latimes.com, Aug. 3, 2020
After a troubled and uneven spring of distance learning, Los Angeles schools will reopen in two weeks with a major reboot for learning at home that includes a structured schedule, mandatory attendance-taking and more required online time with teachers and counselors, under a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. Compared with other school systems her research team has looked at, the L.A. plan provides “very little time for kids to feel connected and engaged in school,” said Robin Lake, director of CRPE.
- Analysis: We Reviewed 86 Districts’ Reopening Plans for the 2020-21 School Year. Here’s Some of What We Found, The74million.org, Aug. 3, 2020
Remote learning is no longer an unprecedented mode of delivery for most schools across America. Analysis by Sarah McCann and Bree Dusseault of CRPE.
Post-Pandemic, Joe Biden Needs to Rethink His K-12 Education Plans, Realcleareducation.com, Aug. 3, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown people some real flaws in our public education systems. Recent surveys by CRPE show that charter management organizations transitioned to distance learning faster and more thoroughly this spring than districts did, on average.
The Price Students Pay When Schools Are Closed, Educationnext.org, summer 2020,
Numerous school districts are announcing plans to return to the online education they attempted last spring or to open their schools only with highly restrictive regulations on the teaching and learning experience. The CRPE reports the following results from a nationally representative survey of school districts in the United States: “Just 1 in 3 districts has been expecting all teachers to deliver instruction.”
Government Teachers’ Unions Unveil New COVID-19 Demand: Pay Us For Doing Nothing, Thefederalist.com, July 31, 2020
Teachers unions are threatening to strike if schools reopen, but they’re also pushing to limit online teaching. As Robin Lake, director of CRPE, said, “I feel like we are treating kids as pawns in this game.”
Teachers Are Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction Too, Nytimes.com, July 30, 2020
Unions are threatening to strike if classrooms reopen, but are also pushing to limit live remote teaching. Their demands will shape pandemic education. CRPE is referenced.
Anxiety grows as MN schools, parents await back-to-school ruling from Gov. Walz, Twincities.com, July 29, 2020
Minnesota public schools on Thursday will get much-anticipated guidance from state officials on what a return to class might look like during the coronavirus pandemic this fall. CRPE reviewed U.S. school reopening plans.
Opinion: Teachers union’s actions exacerbate learning losses caused by coronavirus impact, Forbes, July 28, 2020
“The Massachusetts Teachers Association secured a major concession to delay school another two weeks to give teachers time to “prepare” for school ... That may work for wealthy families who can stay at the beach, or afford tutors, but what about the vast majority of families whose students lost ground this spring?" writes Forbes contributor Jeanne Allen. Robin Lake, director of CRPE is quoted.
Fast Forward: Is it time for project-based curriculum to replace traditional model? Educationdive.com, July 28, 2020
Some districts implemented a degree of project-based learning assessed through feedback during coronavirus shutdowns this spring — changes some experts say could remain after the pandemic wanes. According to a review of 30 districts’ 2020-21 reopening plans by CRPE, over half specified that students in remote learning will receive feedback on assignments.
CDC issues call to reopen America's schools this fall, Health Day, July 24, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a document supporting a reopening of the nation's schools this fall. Research by CRPE at UW Bothell is referenced.
2020: The Year of the “Distant Learner”, Houstonchronicle.com, July 24, 2020
The 2020 calendar year has brought forth uncertainty and unprecedented circumstances that impact every aspect of life, particularly education. Only 1 in 3 districts required teachers to deliver instruction based on research from CRPE.
CDC releases new guidance for reopening schools, Abc11.com, July 24, 2020
The CDC on Thursday added new information to its website on opening schools, but it did not appear to remove any of its earlier suggestions. A survey of 477 school districts by CRPE found that, "far too many schools are leaving learning to chance."
As the School Year Approaches, Education May Become the Pandemic’s Latest Casualty, Time.com, July 23, 2020
For kids already in precarious situations, the result could be an irrevocable loss. “Time is wasting for these kids. It really matters how quickly we catch them up,” says Robin Lake, director of CRPE.
Rise of pandemic pods and 'Zutors': parents turn to private schooling amid coronavirus, Theguardian.com, July 23, 2020
Faced with the reality that many schools will be online-only this fall, families look for solutions – which could exacerbate inequality. The ways families select others to join their pod – which come down to similar neighborhoods, incomes or ability levels – has the potential to reinforce existing inequalities, said Robin Lake, the director of CRPE.
Private Schools Are Adapting to Lockdown Better Than the Public School Monopoly, Reason.com, July 17, 2020
A new survey finds parents are substantially more satisfied with private and charter schools’ responses to the pandemic than they were with those of traditional public schools. A recent report by CRPE found that only 1 in 3 school districts examined required teachers to deliver instruction during the lockdown, and less than half of all districts expected teachers to take attendance or check in with students regularly.
Back-to-school reopening plans have few details on how many COVID-19 cases would close schools, Usatoday.com, July 17, 2020
Even as they recommended working to reopen schools in-person, the nation's science academies warned: "It is likely that someone in the school community will contract COVID-19." USA TODAY's findings matched the conclusions of CRPE, that's been reviewing plans.
As Public School Questions Loom, Parents Consider Options That Could Leave Districts Scrambling, Nbcwashington.com, July 16, 2020
This week, school districts across D.C., Maryland and Virginia committed to plans for the coming school year with a variety of online and in-person options. After a national review of remote learning, CRPE issued a report stating too many schools were leaving learning to chance during the pandemic.
The Health 202: Schools are moving away from in-person teaching, even as more experts call for it, Washingtonpost.com, July 16, 2020
Trump and DeVos’s demands have prompted predictable knee-jerk reactions from Democrats, resulting in black-and-white discussions that should instead be had in shades of gray. “It didn’t have to be this way,” Robin Lake, director of CRPE, an education research group, told me.
A parent's guide to online school: 9 questions to ask to vet your back-to-school choices, Usatoday.com, July 16, 2020
Some instruction should be live, with consistent teachers and a consistent schedule. "There is some evidence that synchronous instruction is important," said Robin Lake, director of CRPE, which has been following how schools respond to the pandemic.
DeVos’ Outdated Statistic on School Efforts, Factcheck.org, July 15, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos used an outdated figure in claiming only 10% of school districts had “provided any kind of real curriculum and instruction program” after the coronavirus pandemic caused schools to shut down this spring. That was the case for 82 districts in late March, but by late April, 56% were doing so. In late May, the figure was 67%. Those figures, from CRPE, reflect the percentage of the 82 districts that provided formal curriculum and instruction.
Outside COVID-19 hot spots, try to reopen schools based on local data and safety resources, Usatoday.com, July 13, 2020
Reopening classes amid coronavirus should not be one size fits all: Our view. Only about a quarter of rural school systems and small-town districts expected teachers to provide instruction, according to CRPE.
Reopening Resilient Schools, Educationnext.org, Fall 2020
A consensus is growing among health officials that American schools, virtually all of which closed their doors this March, will be able to reopen in the fall. CRPE reports that, as of June 3, 61 school districts out of a nonrepresentative sample of 100 planned to offer summer school to at least some grade levels, 5 were not offering summer school, and 34 had yet to announce their plans.
Tracking Student Attendance Under Remote Learning Is a Complicated Mess, Edweek.org, July 13, 2020
Tracking student attendance under remote learning this spring was complicated and oftentimes ad hoc, a messy process that could continue to be a big problem if schools return to full-time virtual learning anytime this school year or do some combination of in-person and online education. And, according to a survey of more than 450 school districts across the country released in June by CRPE, “only half of districts nationally expect teachers to track their students’ engagement in learning through either attendance tracking or one-on-one check-ins.
Learning & Development: Covid-19 Pushes It From The Back Room Into The Spotlight, Forbes.com, July 13, 2020
Schools, for example, found the transition particularly difficult. Though there were notable successes, problems were rampant, according to reports. By June, as the normal school year was ending, the extent of the collapse had been well documented by Betheny Gross and Alice Opalka at CRPE.
- Public education funding needs to accommodate students’ diverse needs, The74million.org, July 12, 2020
In the future, public education needs a funding system built to accommodate a diversity of need and allow quick responses to changes in the balance of in-person and distance learning. The new system needs to support individual children’s education, not a fixed set of buildings or employees. By Paul Hill, founder of CRPE.
- CRPE and Student Collaborative Team Up to Create a Planning Tool to Help Districts Craft Strong Reopening Plans, The74million.org, July 11, 2020
This spring, education across the nation looked very different from normal. Schools and districts made a rapid shift to remote learning with little advance planning and limited state or federal support. By Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliation with the University of Washington Bothell.
- Trump Back-to-School Threats Pressure Educators Fearing Covid, News.bloomberglaw.com, July 10, 2020
School districts across the U.S. face a common challenge as President Donald Trump pushes them to re-open in the fall: Students won’t have a typical classroom day. Many school districts didn’t rise to the challenge of offering quality online learning in the spring, Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research center, said.
- Newark Leads Nation in Schools That Outperform Peers, Study Finds, Tapinto.net, July 9, 2020
NEWARK, NJ — A recently released report has found that out of 50 cities studied, Newark is a national leader in schools that help students outperform statistical predictions based on their racial CRPE to catalog the year-end remote learning practices of during COVID-19.
How President Trump Politicized School Reopenings, Time.com, July 9, 2020
The President practically snarled as he made the accusation. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed,” Donald Trump said in the East Room of the White House on July 7, referring to Democratic governors. “Parents feel very sympathetic toward what school districts and teachers are dealing with,” says Robin Lake, director of CRPE.
The Great Distance-Learning Experiment, Philanthropyroundtable.org, Summer 2020
With almost no warning this spring, America’s schools closed, and more than 56 million children became part of a giant remote-learning trial. Robin Lake, director of CRPE, has been studying which schools coped well during the pandemic, and which lagged.
Which Schools Beat the Odds? In National Study, Researchers Find Top Results for Newark, Boston and Pittsburgh, The74million.org, July 9, 2020
Schools in Newark, Boston and Pittsburgh are the most successful at helping students outperform their academic peers, according to new research into K-12 education in the nation’s largest cities. The concept originally derives from a 2015 report released by CRPE.
Texas deaths rise, Florida cases skew older ahead of test surge, Sfgate.com, July 8, 2020
The federal government is ramping up coronavirus testing in Louisiana, Texas and Florida, three states seeing a surge in covid-19 infections, as health officials attempt to get a firm grasp on how the fast-moving pandemic is evolving. "The reality is that they have to map out several scenarios for the fall with the real possibility that they don't know what the scenario will be on the first day of school," said Betheny Gross, associate director of CRPE, which has been tracking districts' responses to the coronavirus shutdown.
Trump Insists Schools Must Open, But Teachers Aren’t So Sure, msn.com, July 7, 2020
President Donald Trump has made his position clear: “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!” he tweeted Monday. “The reality is that they have to map out several scenarios for the fall with the real possibility that they don’t know what the scenario will be on the first day of school,” said Bethany Gross, associate director of CRPE, which has been tracking districts’ responses to the coronavirus shutdown.
School System Asks Parents To Choose Between Online Only Classes Or Some In-Person Learning, Wbur.org, July 6, 2020
One of the largest public school systems in the U.S. has come forward with a reopening plan for the coming school year despite uncertainty about the coronavirus. Robin Lake, director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education, told Here & Now when school starts in the fall, the average student may be one full year behind in math.
'How the hell are we going to do this?' The panic over reopening schools, Politico.com, July 4, 2020
The CDC issued additional guidance this week on safely reopening schools, with infections spiking in the South and West. A review of 100 districts by CRPE found that most are in the planning process, shooting for an early July release of their reopening plans.
Report identifies 7 strategies for impactful assessments, Educationdive.com, July 2, 2020
A report released Wednesday by assessment experts and education researchers suggests high-quality assessments could be an essential tool to identify learning loss and lead to effective intervention. Representatives on the panel that contributed to the report, released by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, identified seven strategies to make assessments impactful.
GROUPS LAUNCH COVID-19 PEER REVIEW, Politico.com, July 2, 2020
The Collaborative for Student Success and CRPE announced they're joining to provide expert analysis of school reopening plans across the country.
Schools went to Extraordinary Lengths to Serve Their Students, Educationnext.org, Fall 2020, July 1, 2020.
Forum: Did America’s Schools Rise to the Coronavirus Challenge? At the end of April, Robin Lake of CRPE wrote in The 74 that there is “no plan to prevent what could be long-lasting academic casualties, particularly among economically disadvantaged children of color in large urban districts unprepared to provide rigorous and effective remote learning.”
A Memorable, Miserable Failure with the Potential to Change Parental Expectations Forever, Educationnext.org, Fall 2020, July 1, 2020
Forum: Did America’s Schools Rise to the Coronavirus Challenge? CRPE reported on May 15, two months after widespread school closures went into effect, that 27 of the 82 school districts it tracked did not “set consistent expectations for teachers to provide meaningful remote instruction.”