August 5, 2021
11:00 A.M. EST


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What we need to know now and in coming years

During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools worldwide closed and an estimated 168 million students have been out of school for over a year, entering into a mass online learning experiment. In the United States, in-person learning will largely be restored this fall, but questions remain about how to keep K-12 schools safe and about the lingering effects of more than a year of remote education.

Join top Johns Hopkins University experts at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 5, as they discuss critical information for educators, parents, and policymakers during the virtual event “HOW COVID CHANGED EDUCATION: What we need to know now and in coming years.”

Experts will address topics including:

  • What’s the plan for K-12 schools if the Delta variant remains dominant?
  • Will the impacts of the COVID pandemic impede student success for years to come—and if so, what are the warning signs?
  • What is the best way to get those students who fell behind back on track?


  • Annette Anderson, deputy director of Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools
  • Robert Balfanz, director of the Johns Hopkins Everyone Graduates Center
  • David Steiner, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy

The event is free and open to the public.

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