Weekly Review: Schools, Students, and COVID-19 – May 24, 2021

Weekly Review: Schools, Students, and COVID-19 – May 24, 2021

As this school year draws to a close and school leaders and administrators shift to planning for the summer months and the 2021–22 school year, several new resources provide data and evidence to inform those efforts:

  • On May 15, 2021, the CDC issued the recommendation that schools continue to use their current COVID-19 prevention strategies and mitigation approaches for the remainder of the 2020–21 school year.
  • A new tool from the World Bank, UNICEF, and Johns Hopkins University, the COVID-19 Global Education Recovery Tracker, provides the latest data on school status and education modality for each country as well as vaccine availability for teachers.
  • As states and localities prepare to use American Rescue Plan funding to address learning setbacks, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association released a report with guidance for state education agencies on implementing effective and responsive summer programming.
  • A Brookings Institution blog post presents ideas for creating innovative summer programs, using evidence from the science of learning to inform program design and development with a focus on equity, access, and culturally-responsive instruction.
|2021-05-24T08:19:58-04:00May 24th, 2021|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Weekly Review: Schools, Students, and COVID-19 – May 24, 2021

About the Author: Chloe Gibbs

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Chloe Gibbs, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame where she is also a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families, and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities. Professor Gibbs studies the effectiveness of policies and programs outside of the regular school day and year and beyond the traditional classroom to understand how different investments affect children's educational trajectories. Some of her recent projects investigate the impact of Head Start, parenting interventions, virtual summer school in the middle grades, and comprehensive supports for high school students at-risk of dropping out. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and cited by the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

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