The COVID-19 pandemic exposed a hard truth: A rigid system designed more than a century ago is ill-equipped to meet students’ needs. Despite the heroic efforts of many educators, a system that left too many children behind in the best of times failed to serve them in crisis. We now have an opportunity to make dramatic improvements.
Our work has been a critical tool for educators, policymakers, journalists, and activists looking to hold leaders accountable and build a better future after COVID. We are the go-to source for quality research about school district plans, the threats to equity and school quality posed by the pandemic, and innovations that have emerged.
Tracking Pandemic Data
Data and analysis of pandemic plans from 100 large and urban districts that serve nearly 10 million students
Tracking State Actions
Data and analysis of fall 2021 reopening guidance for all fifty states and Washington, D.C.
Findings and best practices from learning pods, learning hubs, and other pandemic innovations
Practices implemented during the pandemic that may better support students with disabilities
The State of the American Student
A guide to pandemic recovery and reinvention
Crisis Breeds Innovation
Pandemic pods and the future of education