In times of crisis, knowledge must flow freely and quickly. The Covid-19 pandemic creased such a crisis in education, and in response, the Center on Reinventing Public Education launched the Evidence Project. 

Throughout the pandemic, the Evidence Project provided urgent research, data and analyses to those that needed it most. By highlighting emerging innovations and anticipating changing conditions, the Evidence Project helped decision makers stay ahead of the crisis. 

Now that schools have returned to in-person learning, the Evidence Project is focused on recovery and renewal. By tracking and analyzing the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on school systems, children, and educators, we are helping education leaders understand what we’ve learned from the pandemic.

The Evidence Project’s news and research tracker and survey tracker, designed at the onset of the pandemic, continue to aggregate data related to pandemic repercussions and recovery.

Notes from the Evidence Project, a bi-weekly newsletter, continues to provide the field with a comprehensive, synthesized update of the latest research, surveys, polling data and other relevant information about the pandemic’s ongoing impact on education.

The Evidence Project Research Network brings together researchers from around the country to help narrow the gap between research and policy.

In partnership with this diverse group of researchers and policy leaders, the Evidence Project:

  • Identifies problems that need attention and incentivizing researchers to address those gaps.
  • Supports and conducts rapid-response research on urgent questions.
  • Synthesizes lessons learned and aggregates national data sets to build public knowledge and engagement in education.  
  • Connects researchers, education leaders, policymakers, and funders to help encourage new collaborations and more expanded areas of research.  
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