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.