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Letter from the Commissioner: NCER by the Numbers (FY 2020) December 2020

This year has been particularly interesting to say the least. In the 35+ weeks since we were all sent home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, NCER has been busy. Here's a quick recap of what we've been doing.

All of this has happened in our 100% telework environment. All the normal ways that we interact are taking place virtually, and those changes are impacting the delivery and experience of learning opportunities for everyone—from our youngest children to the adults in postsecondary and adult education, and their teachers and faculty. These challenges also present us with opportunities—to reimagine how we can carry out high-quality and rigorous research; to identify new solutions to persistent problems of gaps in access, opportunity, and achievement; and to collaborate across government and the private sector to ensure that our shared investments work together to support these ends.