A nationally representative standing panel of school district leaders

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The American School District Panel is the first nationally representative standing panel of school district and charter management organization (CMO) leaders in the United States. The panel provides an opportunity for superintendents and CMO leaders to share their perspectives and contribute to decisions about education policy and practice.

Research findings

Important questions answered quickly.

RAND Corporation and CRPE, two of the organizations behind the American School District panel, regularly run surveys and create in-depth studies of districts and CMOs. They do so in consultation with their advisory committee and their partners Chiefs for Change and Council of Great City Schools.

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Latest report

How Six School Systems are Responding to Disrupted Schooling: Will It Be Enough?

In this report, researchers complement their recent survey research with in-depth interviews of leaders on the ground in six school systems with the goal of learning how these system leaders approached and managed student learning during this difficult year and to gauge what it means for the future.

Longitudinal data

Unique data on American school districts, updated regularly

We survey American school district leaders several times a year about the most pressing issues they face. Use our interactive tool to view the latest survey results.

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