This brief recommends the means through federal policy to bring critical, effective instructional and emotional supports to millions of teachers and their students.
Federal Policy for Opportunity Anew
By Public Impact In the wake of Covid-19, the U.S. pre-K–12 education system needs more than a refresh. We need to think anew. In a new Public Impact brief, we recommend the means through federal policy to bring critical, effective instructional and emotional supports to millions of teachers and their students—for a price tag the country can […]
Rethinking School Staffing
AEI, October 8, 2020, by Nat Malkus As schools confront massive budget shortfalls in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that they examine how they might use existing funding more efficiently. On this episode of The Report Card, Nat Malkus talks with Bryan Hassel about how districts might rethink their staffing models in a way that […]
Tracking fall reopening plans for all North Carolina districts: New database from EdNC and Public Impact
By Beth Clifford, David Gilmore, Cole Smith, Preston Faulk and Molly Osborne; first published on EdNC. Since the COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we knew it in March, North Carolina school districts have had to rethink how they deliver education. After transitioning online in the spring, districts could choose between a hybrid model with limited face-to-face instruction (plan B) and 100% virtual […]
Cost-Effective Ways to Rethink School Staffing
By Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel; first published in Education Week. Even before COVID-19 sent students and educators home, teachers’ jobs had grown increasingly complex. Rightful demands for standards matching those of other nations—and for equitable opportunities allowing students to meet or exceed those standards—swelled over recent decades. With research clearly indicating how important […]
Report: Pandemic could spur new school staffing approaches
Education Dive, September 28, 2020, by Kara Arundel Overnight, it seemed, some teachers’ roles changed from being leaders in their classrooms to including broader responsibilities as mentors and coaches to other teachers, curriculum designers, technology facilitators, data coaches and assessment designers. What if that were the norm, asks the AIR paper. The differentiated school staffing approach […]
Coaching Teachers Remotely During Covid: Keys to Providing Great Teacher Support Amid Crises
In this webinar, three experienced multi-classroom leaders detail how they support their teaching teams remotely during the pandemic.
Charters Were Quicker to Provide Instruction, Regular Contact During Closures, Reports Say. But That’s Also How They ‘Keep the Kids,’ One Expert Explains
The 74, August 25, 2020, by Linda Jacobson Charter schools appeared to follow a more routine class schedule and stay in closer contact with students and families following shutdowns than district schools, according to a new analysis out Tuesday from Public Impact and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. But similar percentages of both charter and […]
New Report Highlights Charter Successes During Covid Shutdowns
By Paola Gilliam A sudden shift in the spring to effective online learning challenged all schools—but we quickly began to see anecdotal evidence of some charter schools reacting quickly and serving students well. In a new report we wrote with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, we offer evidence that some charter schools—smaller networks and […]
Will Learning Pods Be Only for the Rich?
By Bryan Hassel and Sharon Kebschull Barrett; first published in Education Week. To exhausted or worried parents deciding whether to send their children into school buildings this fall, “pandemic pods” may look like an appealing way out. Keeping their boys and girls at home learning alone may be better for physical health but not for […]
Learning in Real Time: How Charter Schools Served Students During Covid-19 Closures
Report profiles several charter schools to see how they used their flexibility and resourcefulness to respond quickly to the needs of their students at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in spring 2020.
How Schools Can Redeploy Teachers in Creative Ways During COVID-19
Education Week, August 5, 2020, by Catherine Gewertz Extending the reach of excellent teachers One teacher-leadership model is sparking increased interest as schools grapple with how best to support students. It’s called the Multi-Classroom Leadership model, and it was designed by the education advocacy group Public Impact to help excellent teachers reach more students. More than […]