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From the CPRE Knowledge Hub and CPREHub.org. Uniting research, policy, and practice through interviews and discussions around pressing education issues.

CPRE is headquartered at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

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From the CPRE Knowledge Hub and CPREHub.org. Uniting research, policy, and practice through interviews and discussions around pressing education issues.

CPRE is headquartered at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

    Study: Some Students Lose Nearly All Academic Gains During Summer

    Study: Some Students Lose Nearly All Academic Gains During Summer

    A new study into summer learning loss details the academic costs - and the cumulative impacts - of time spent away from school.

    The study, led by the University of Colorado Boulder's Allison Atteberry and the RAND Corporation's Andrew McEachin, found that more than half of students experienced learning loss every summer from first through sixth grade.

    While some students actually made gains over the summer, the study found that others lost nearly 90 percent of their academic progress over the same period.

    Atteberry joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss her team's findings, and some important implications for districts and schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 15 min
    Teacher Experiences and Working Conditions in the Wake of COVID-19

    Teacher Experiences and Working Conditions in the Wake of COVID-19

    Schools with more supportive working conditions were far more successful at helping their teachers maintain a sense of success during COVID-19-related school closures, according to a multi-state survey conducted by researchers Matthew Kraft (Brown University) and Nicole Simon (CUNY).

    The survey, conducted in partnership with Upbeat, also found that mid-career teachers particularly struggled to balance work and home responsibilities this spring, while veteran teachers were significantly more likely to report discomfort with remote learning technology.

    Kraft and Simon join CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss the survey, and some important implications for districts, schools and teachers now preparing for the fall.

    • 27 min
    Many Districts ‘Left Learning to Chance’ During Closures, Study Finds

    Many Districts ‘Left Learning to Chance’ During Closures, Study Finds

    In the chaotic shift to online education this spring, many districts did not communicate an expectation for teachers to monitor student progress, track attendance or provide live instruction, according to a new study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).

    The study, coauthored by CRPE Associate Director Betheny Gross, also found that affluent districts were twice as likely as high-poverty districts to require live instruction during school closures.

    Gross discusses her team's findings and some evidence-backed recommendations for school systems and instructors now planning for the fall.

    • 26 min
    School Funding in the Wake of COVID-19

    School Funding in the Wake of COVID-19

    Balancing widespread health, academic and political challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, districts and schools will also face the prospect of reduced budgets as they attempt to resume instruction this fall.

    Renowned economist and education researcher Eric Hanushek (Stanford University) joins CPRE Executive Director Jonathan Supovitz (University of Pennsylvania) to discuss the potential economic and workforce impacts of the pandemic, and how a prolonged downturn might affect students.

    Hanushek also offers some research-backed recommendations for states, districts and school leaders hoping to rebound from one of the greatest educational challenges in living memory.

    • 25 min
    School Reopenings: Lessons from Home and Abroad

    School Reopenings: Lessons from Home and Abroad

    After facing extended school closures and the cascading socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, students will require an unprecedented level of support in their return to school this year.

    A new report, coauthored by The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Chiefs for Change, analyzes successful interventions across the globe and offers research-backed recommendations for states, districts and school leaders now planning for the fall and beyond.

    Report coauthors and Johns Hopkins University researchers David Steiner and Ashley Rogers Berner join CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss their findings and some important planning considerations for stakeholders across the country.

    • 23 min
    Could Large-Scale Tutoring Address COVID-Related Learning Loss?

    Could Large-Scale Tutoring Address COVID-Related Learning Loss?

    Students will face an uphill battle returning to school in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a growing body of research on the academic costs of extended school closures.

    Could large-scale tutoring help level the playing field?

    We speak with Robert Slavin, Director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University and co-founder of the Success for All Foundation.

    Slavin joins CPRE Executive Director Jonathan Supovitz to discuss decades of research into the benefits of tutoring, and the promise - and feasibility - of offering quality tutoring to millions of students in the 2020-21 school year.

    • 20 min

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