In-home testing kits for COVID-19 In this article, the authors discuss testing kits that have been FDA approved for diagnosing COVID-19 in the home. In April 2020, LabCorp developed the first FDA-approved, in-home collection kit, followed Everlywell who developed a Read More
Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Recommendations Friday, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) issued the final version of its Framework for Equitable Allocation of Covid-19 Vaccine. Recognizing that once a vaccine is approved (in some form or another), demand Read More
COVID-19 and Women’s Employment Friday’s release of U.S. employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics included some startling numbers about women’s labor force participation. 865,000 women dropped out of the labor force in September as compared to 216,000 men, Read More
In the past week, the fruits of several efforts to track COVID-19 cases in elementary and secondary schools emerged. More tools to support school administrators in their efforts during these challenging times—through the use of policy-relevant research and evidence—are also Read More
The focus of this week’s post is school leaders’ decisions on the return to in-person schooling, including whether, when, and how to structure the return to school. To inform these conversations, the nation’s health protection agency issued recommendations, a research Read More
Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 While the public health emergency the led to widespread school shutdowns focused on preserving the physical health of students, their families, and others with whom they came into contact, many are emphasizing the Read More
Opening Schools Safely As students across the country begin the 2020-21 school year, it looks very different from the start of school in fall 2019. While back-to-school is taking many forms this year – from all virtual, to hybrid, to Read More
Learning Losses Researchers, policymakers, and school administrators alike are worried about what COVID-19, and its accompanying disruptions to schooling, will mean for children’s learning and development. We know from high-quality studies on hurricane-caused school displacements and even from school closures Read More
Reopening Primary Schools During the Pandemic An important perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Indiana is one of the earliest states to start the new school year. However, school districts around the country are struggling with the Read More
The Looming Eviction Crisis A federal eviction moratorium is ending, putting 12 million renters nationwide at risk of eviction. Indiana’s moratorium is scheduled to end on July 31, and the Indiana Housing Now program, which drew upon CARES Act dollars Read More

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