COVID-19 Education Resources

COVID-19: A Changing Landscape in Education

American education is being 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.

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To catch students up, don’t remediate. Accelerate.

To counteract the learning loss associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, one School of Education expert is urging schools to keep students working at grade level rather than repeating lessons they may have missed.

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Education in focus

Eleven voices from across the School of Education take stock on the first anniversary of COVID-19 school shutdowns, assess the pandemic’s imprint on education, and predict what the future may hold

Global Education Recovery Tracker Map

New global tracker to measure pandemic’s impact on education worldwide

A new COVID-19 Global Education Recovery Tracker, developed by Johns Hopkins, the World Bank, and UNICEF, shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education for 1.6 billion children worldwide.


Johns Hopkins K-12 School Reopening Policy Tracker

A multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has launched a new website that provides a range of tools dedicated to assessing and guiding K-12 school reopening plans across the United States, including a School Reopening Policy Tracker that provides real-time analysis of the latest guidance documents from every state.

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

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Teaching COVID-19 to youth

Johns Hopkins Health Education and Training (HEAT) Corps is teaming up with foundations and local school districts to educate young people about the dangers of COVID-19 and how they can help to keep themselves and others from being infected.

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Stronger school-parent partnerships

Researchers from the National Network of Partnership Schools asked educators how they responded to challenges of COVID-19 and found “silver linings” in parents’ engagement that should strengthen partnership programs as schools reopen. “[S]chools and families performed near-miracles to reimagine ‘education’ … , ” they write.

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Supporting teachers

The wellbeing of teachers is a vital component of educational outcomes. The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy offers a new resource, co-authored by School of Education Assistant Professor Lieny Jeon, which examines teacher stress and second-hand trauma—and how schools can support teachers during re-entry.

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Renewed interest in social emotional learning

Research from the School of Education’s Hunter Gehlbach and doctoral candidate Claire Chuter says there is a clear link between the switch to remote learning and increased interest in “social emotional learning.” But, before any progress can be made, educators will have to agree on what “social emotional learning” means

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Boosting relationships with families of students with disabilities

Linda Carling of the Center for Technology in Education offers tips for teachers to stay connected to families of students with disabilities in this challenging age of virtual learning.

Battling COVID-19 through education

Jennifer Morrison and Steve Ross teamed up with experts at the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine for a series of learning modules to help schools reduce disease transmission, improve testing, and better monitor the risks of COVID-19.

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Two CSOS studies shed light on parent role in student progress

The January issue of Middle School Journal leads off with two Center for Social Organization of Schools research studies that focus on parents: Improving District and School Online Parent Portals and Interactive Homework for the Transition from Middle to High School.

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Keep the light on

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.


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SOE students create Vivi, a virtual college counselor

To help high school students through the college application process during COVID-19, PhD students Zyrashae Smith, Nathaniel Dewey, and Juan Cortes combined their experience in college access and computer programming to create Vivi, a web-based counseling program.



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