Restart Blog

Ideas & research from our thought leaders on PreK-12 education recovery efforts in the wake of the pandemic
students in an outdoor afterschool activity helping hands

The vital role of community partners in urban district recovery efforts

Akisha Osei Sarfo, Ph.D.
6 min read  
students holding books on the playground
Chicago Skyline Early Literacy

Student engagement in the primary grades during and after the pandemic

Julia A. Gwynne
8 min read  
Teacher standing in front of her class. Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages
Illinois Learning Renewal - SEL

Social Emotional Well-Being and Recovery through the Lens of Schools and Districts

Victoria Salinas, Maura Shramko, Isabelle Edwards, Erin Clancy
5 min read  
school bus on a country road
California Expanded Learning Opportunities

Uneven Recovery Between Urban and Rural Districts

Saayili Budhiraja, Thomas Pearson, Emmanuel Prunty, and Niu Gao
6 min read  
faculty meeting
North Carolina School Extension Programs

Meaning and Measurement: Studying Implementation to Understand Impact for State Sponsored Programs

Sarah Crittenden Fuller, Ph.D., Erin Manuel, Ph.D., and Rosie Miesner, Ph.D.
7 min read  
Teachers working together to problem solve
Metro Atlanta Recovery and Acceleration

Beyond Graphs and Numbers: Education Policy Impact in Atlanta

Tyler Rogers
6 min read  
preschool students being read to by a teacher
Chicago Skyline Early Literacy

Regaining progress towards educational equity for the youngest learners in Chicago

Elaine Allensworth, Ph.D.
5 min read  
students working together at a table with the word kindness written on the board behind them
Illinois Learning Renewal - SEL

Betting on Social and Emotional Learning: Why Illinois’ biggest pandemic recovery investment is in social and emotional learning

Kimberly Kendziora, Ph.D.
4 min read  
Speakers presenting on culturally responsive research practice at the recent RESTART Network Forum

Practical Strategies for Developing Inclusive Events

Kylie Klein
9 min read  
Students sitting in front of a teacher
Recovery Needs and Activities - Scan and Synthesis

The $190 billion question: How is public education recovering from the pandemic?

Lyzz Davis
5 min read  
Teachers sitting in a circle in desks discussing a problem

The Power of an Advisory Board to Support Learning Recovery

Bobbi Newman
4 min read  
Elementary School Girl Raising her hand

Looking beyond “Back to Normal” in education recovery

Susan Therriault
5 min read  
students listening
California Expanded Learning Opportunities

Working with rural schools on education research

Niu Gao, Jonathan Isler
5 min read