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REL Mid-Atlantic Event: Re-opening Schools Safely: New Evidence on Mitigating COVID-19 Spread
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July 6, 2020

Time: 1:30-2:30pm EST

Location: Virtual

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Description: This webinar will share lessons learned from a short-term engagement with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide coaching and technical support on their plans for reopening schools in the fall. Presenters will discuss 1) input from stakeholders 2) lessons from a rapid review of emerging evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices in blended and remote learning and 3) lessons from an agent-based modeling simulation that estimated the level of COVID-19 transmission under various scenarios and mitigation strategies.

Audience: The primary audience for this webinar includes school, district, and state-level educators and community partners.


  • Brian Gill, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Ravi Goyal, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Jacob Hartog, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Danielle DeLisle, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Adam Schott, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Report Citation: Gill, B., Goyal, R., Hartog, J., Hotchkiss, J., & DeLisle, D. (2020). Considerations for Reopening Pennsylvania Schools: Memo for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic. Retrieved from

Brian Gill
(617) 301-8962
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