COVID-19 reshaped all aspects of education and education systems across the United States, from early learning to adult education. Critical issues confronting policymakers, educators, and families run the gamut from leveraging technology in service of remote and hybrid instruction, protecting the health and wellness of educators and students, understanding and mitigating learning loss, and safely re-opening schools for face-to-face instruction. IES is compiling data and carrying out research to understand how COVID-19 is altering education, and is generating solutions to support learners, educators, and parents.
The School Pulse Panel provides insights into how schools have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are continuing to deal with challenges they face as the repercussions from the pandemic continue. The survey contributes to IES's response to the Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers. Topics covered in the monthly collections and included on the School Responses to COVID-19 Dashboard include learning mode offerings, information on teacher and staffing needs, learning recovery initiatives, student, and staff mental health, and much more. The results of this study provide context to help understand changes in student well-being and achievement over the last two school years. The survey has collected data on a monthly basis since January 2022 and will continue through December 2022.
In addition to IES, offices across the Department of Education have developed resources for policymakers, educators, and families. We'd encourage you to explore the following sites associated with the Department's work: