COVID-19 Education Resources
COVID-19: A Changing Landscape in Education
American education will be transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdown, and eventually, the recovery. As a leader in evidence-based educational policy and practice, the Johns Hopkins School of Education is on the front lines shaping how our profession responds to the challenges. This site is a trove of timely and relevant research, expertise, guidance, and resources to help families, teachers, and district leaders emerge from the crisis stronger than ever. Updated regularly. Please share.
In the coming months, the prospect of reopening schools will present a difficult test for school districts, policymakers, and families alike. A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security calls for a national research mandate to “fill in the blanks” on children and COVID-19.
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy teams up with Chiefs for Change to provide research and recommendations for reopening K-12 schools when public health officials deem it safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assistant Professor Annette Anderson, an expert in educational equity, discusses how COVID-19’s disruption to public schooling has been especially pronounced in schools that serve lower-income communities.
Now that the pandemic has pushed America’s schools online, will online learning just fade away as we recover? James Diamond, faculty lead for the School of Education’s Digital Age Learning and Educational Technology program, weighs in on the future of online learning.
Noted reformer Bob Balfanz says the pandemic and school shutdowns are no time for hand wringing, but a golden opportunity to reassess our educational system and repair long-intractable problems. The result will not only improve student performance, but make schools more connected to their communities.
A professor with appointments at Johns Hopkins and in Hong Kong edits the first series of peer-reviewed papers exploring China’s nationwide effort to support education through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 School Closure Response Checklist
This tool helps school leaders navigate caring for students during the COVID-19 closures. It guides teams to think collaboratively and responsibly about five essential care components—continuity of learning, food security, health, housing and safety, and supervision.
There has never been a greater need for schools of education to be relevant. It is time to come together and offer teachers, families, districts, and communities the very best of our research-to-practice expertise.
Christopher C. Morphew
Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education
Two mothers who are certified teachers and education researchers at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy offer tips and resources to make our nationwide involuntary experiment in homeschooling work for all.
From an interactive rendering of Dante’s Inferno to a real-time replay of the first moon landing, kids of all ages will light up at this list of 100 online education resources from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
Linda Carling, of the Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education, offers eight great tips to help you help your kids stay focused and engaged during the relatively new experience of distance learning.
Parents: One day, your children will be eligible to vote—and run for office. This friendly at-home guide from the experts at the Institute for Education Policy can help you nurture engaged citizens.
A resource for neophyte homeschoolers of pre-K and early elementary-age kids from the Success for All Foundation. This well runs deep.
In a video presentation, Robert Balfanz talks about what makes a school truly connected to its community and why connectedness is so important for adolescents when schools go remote.
These grave times are especially risky for special-needs students. Here’s a look at the educational challenges these kids and their parents face and tips for successfully negotiating the shift to online learning.
In an article published by the American Consortium for Equity in Education, Assistant Professor Carey Borkoski and co-author Brianne Roos consider how adopting a community of inquiry framework might help close the “transactional distances” of learning during a pandemic.
Assistive technology can be a critical education resource for students with disabilities. Mark Trexler, associate research scientist at the Center for Technology in Education, offers five key tips for using AT effectively during distance learning.
Educators who are confronting a dramatic digital divide between the technology haves and have-nots will appreciate this helpful guide for making sure everyone is learning now that so many classrooms have expanded to the kitchen table.
For teachers whose students do not have computers or Internet access at home, the National Network of Partnership Schools is offering free access to Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Interactive Homework activities for elementary and middle grades.
Saying that technology inequality cannot persist, David Steiner of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, discusses the impact of school closures on learning and how districts are responding to the difficult realities of online learning.
A video series by the Center for Safe and Healthy Schools offers advice for schools, families, and communities to stay engaged through lengthy school shutdowns, noting at-risk students need special attention.
School of Education Professor Sheldon Greenberg’s new COVID-19 guidelines for police patrol officers, security officers, and campus police offer practical expertise in a time of uncertainty and alarm.
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