Common Ground: How Public K-12 Schools Are Navigating Pandemic Disruptions and Political Trends is the first of a semi-annual “stocktaking” publication to analyze various political trends impacting education and young people. We focus on six issues related to pandemic disruptions and broader cultural debates:
- School enrollment
- Student achievement
- School discipline
- Guns and school safety
- Race and racism
- LGBT rights
Each topic begins with an overview of the data and research at a societal level, then takes a closer look at effects on the education sector and individual schools.
Our goal is not to suggest “right” answers for complicated issues. Instead, we hope to help the field establish a common fact base — because understanding the landscape is the first step to navigating it.