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.

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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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Urban and Rural Districts Showed a Strong Divide During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this report, researchers summarize results from the second survey of district leaders by the RAND Corporation's American School District Panel. The survey covered 2020–2021 school year instruction and scheduling, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing and vaccines, enrollments, budget, and staffing.

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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