Research on Education Strategies to
Advance Recovery and Turnaround

Supporting SEL
This study shares the results of a study analyzing changes in scores on the Pennsylvania Department of Education's school climate survey from a pre-pandemic year (2018/2019) to the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years, both of which were affect by COVID-19 and related policy changes.
This journal article uses interview data to examine elementary school educators' perspectives of the impact of COVID-19.
This journal article conducted a literature review to understand the impact of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic on children's learning and mental health.

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in historic drops in academic achievement for America’s students. However, not all of the pandemic’s effects on students were academic. COVID-19-related school closures, economic upheavals, isolation, and stress led to a rapid falloff in what had already been a decade-long decline in students’ mental health. In 2021, 42% of high school students felt persistently sad or hopeless, 29% experienced poor mental health, and 22% seriously considered attempting suicide (CDC, 2023).

Pulling our schools out of the devastating impact of the pandemic is a challenge we are all facing.  To do it, we need to marshal our collective talent, expertise, and knowledge to identify what is working to positively impact student learning.  The RESTART Network is harnessing this power, as well as research and evidence, authentic collaboration, and broad dissemination to identify and understand what is working across the U.S. to support students and educators.

This brief looks at the impact of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds set aside for state use.
This webinar features a conversation about global policy and research relating to K-12 education.

Rural schools educate more than 9 million (19%) students in the United States (National Center for Education Statistics). Understanding the unique challenges facing rural education is an important step to achieving an equitable education recovery. As part of our research-practice-partnership to understand learning recovery programs across California’s nearly 1,000 districts, we will be launching a statewide survey of school districts in spring, 2023. In our previous work, we found that rural districts were less likely to respond to online surveys.

This blog emphasizes parent concerns on the development of social and emotional learning skills for children with and without disabilities during the pandemic.
This report assesses the social and emotional learning of students after the enduring the pressures of racial tension, economic crisis, and social isolation during the pandemic.