Supporting Educators Through COVID-19

Many dedicated organizations and professionals are working diligently to provide information and resources to educators, students, and families. We’re maintaing a list of resources in an effort to help educators cope with the challenges of continuing to provide learning & support to students, families, teachers, and staff. There is also Covid-19 information at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education COVID-19 Curated Resources.

 Virtual Forums

Resources from our Virtual Forum Series, including videos, shared resources, and information on upcoming forums.


As the pandemic continues, the task of supporting students becomes ever more difficult. The EdResearch for Recovery Project has newly released briefs that are part of a series aimed at providing K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students during and following the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Based on a developing list of questions from policymakers and practitioners, the EdResearch for Recovery Project taps top researchers from across the country to develop evidence briefs to inform recovery strategies.

Evidence-Based Practices for Assessing Students’ Social and Emotional Well-Being – Heather Hough (Policy Analysis for California Education at Stanford University), Joe Witte (Policy Analysis for California Education at Stanford University), Caroline Wang (Education Analytics) and Dave Calhoun (CORE Districts)

Leveraging Community Partnerships for Integrated Student Support– Velma McBride Murry (Vanderbilt University), Reuben Jacobsen (American University), Betheny Gross (Center for Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington)

Supports for Students Who Are English Learners (ELs) – Madeline Mavrogordato (Michigan State University), Rebecca Callahan (University of Texas at Austin), David DeMatthews (University of Texas at Austin), Elena Izquierdo (University of Texas at El Paso)

Accelerating Student Learning with High-Dosage Tutoring – Beth Schueler (University of Virginia), Matt Kraft (Annenberg Institute at Brown University), Susanna Loeb (Annenberg Institute at Brown University), Carly Robinson (Annenberg Institute at Brown University)

Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development During Covid-19

In this video presentation, Dr. Robert Balfanz discusses ten evidence-based actions and action steps to help support students’ social, emotional, and academic development during Covide-19. Read more…

Commentary by Robert Balfanz published in The Baltimore Sun June 24, 2020 

Using recent graduates to strategically expand Americorps will help those still in school Our country’s systemic racism combined with inequities exacerbated by COVID-19 threaten a 15-year trend of improving educational advancements of low income and minority students. Unless we take bold action, we are on the precipice of creating a lost generation of students. Read more…

(Image by Paul W. Gillespie, Staff, Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Coming Back Together

Resources & supports for educators planning for the 2020-21 school year.

Remote Learning

Find resources, activities and information on planning & implementing remote learning and communicating remotely with teams 

Keeping Students at the Center

Resources to help stay connected with students outside of the classroom.

Teaching & Learning

Resources on mindshifts, SEL, and educational strategies adopted by schools during the crisis.

Online Professional Development

Offers information about online professional development learning opportunities.

Lesson Learned

Resources on what schools have learned and what implments will be carried over into the new
school year.

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