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A new COVID–19 data source for answering emerging pandemic questions

When it comes to understanding what happened in the 2020-21 school year, the relatively new COVID-19 School Data Hub is an easy to use tool, and one of the few school closure trackers with information at the school, rather than the school district level. 

The COVID-19 School Data Hub can be used to understand how the pandemic influenced learning mode in schools during the 2020-21 school year, with school level data on learning modes for 36 states, using verified information from state departments of education. Many may use it for the quick, visual representation of school modality on the front page. But the data hub offers much more.

The data hub coordinates school- and district-level data on learning mode by state, including enrollment by learning mode and COVID-19 case counts for students and teachers. This brief includes one example of how to use these data, as well as how they compare to other similar US databases.

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