NEPC Resources on School Reform and Restructuring
In this Q&A, NEPC Fellow Bill Penuel highlights ways in which coronavirus closures may be opportunities to reimagine schools so that they better serve all students.
A new study adds to the discussion of how policymakers might best implement and sustain this research-based reform as it scales up.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Educators and Activists About Educational Equity During the Pandemic
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña Interviews educators and activists about educational equity during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This policy memo discusses an approach to research and engagement called Community Research Collaboratives (CRCs).
Boston, Hartford and Omaha offer hope in a world where desegregation is often falsely viewed as a relic of the past.
Study finds clear benefits arising from the nation’s largest investment in community schools.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Daniel Markovits About American Meritocracy
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña interviews Daniel Markovits about American meritocracy.
A new book examines sources of educational distrust and ways in which we might restore faith in individuals and systems.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Katherine Schultz About Distrust in Educational Change
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña interviews Katherine Schultz, Dean and Professor of Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder School of Education, about the role of distrust in education
This policy memo, jointly released by the National Education Policy Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, explores how justice-based approaches to family engagement can enable pare
As the nation marks the 65thanniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, a new report calls attention to the re-segregation of our nation’s schools.
An NEPC policy brief raises questions about the conventional wisdom on school closures.
NEPC Fellow Douglas Harris Responds to Critiques of Study, and a Q&A on the Effect of New Orleans School Reforms
Douglas N. Harris and Matthew Larsen respond to critiques of their recent study of the outcomes of New Orleans education reforms.
A new study tells the story of community activists who saved a Schools of Opportunity honoree from impending closure.
NEPC Fellow Bruce Baker discusses his critique of a recent policy brief that attributed positive outcomes to market-based reforms introduced in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Organizing and Managing Instruction in US Public School Districts: Considerations for Families, Communities, and States
This policy brief examines new ways that US public school districts are organizing and managing instruction, ways that family and community organizations can engage those efforts, and ways that sta
How to Sustain Community Schools − The Partnership for the Future of Learning Publishes New How-To Guide
A new resource provides guidance on policies that support community schools.
What does NEPC-related research have to say about the approaches taken by the new school supported by NBA star LeBron James?
School closures don't work. An NEPC policy brief offers alternatives.
Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Warren Simmons About Systemic Change in Schools
Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A.
Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith interviews Jeannie Oakes, Professor Emeritus at UCLA.
Key Takeaway: This longstanding approach provides an environment where all students, especially those who are underserved, can learn and thrive academically, physically, and emotio
In this Policy Memo, Kevin Welner considers the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s newest effort, focused on “Networks for School Improvement,” and how the Foundation can learn from its own past
This brief examines the research on community schools, with two primary emphases.
This brief investigates whether closing schools and transferring students for the purpose of remedying low performance is an option educational decision makers should pursue.
Key Review Takeaway: Author response fails to address limitations in data and other problems.
Research-based policies that provide sustained support can transform struggling schools into effective schools.
Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking is a 10-part brief that takes up important policy issues and identifies policies supported by research. Each section focuses on a different issue, and its recommendations for policymakers are based on the latest scholarship.