SCIENCE & DATA

New CDC School Opening Guidelines Fail to ‘Follow the Science’ - STAT

President Biden vowed to "follow the science" in an effort to get kids back to school. But that's not what the latest school opening guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do.

EFFECTIVENESS OF
THREE VERSUS SIX FEET

Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling spread of COVID-19 among primary and secondary students and staff: A retrospective, state-wide cohort study

National and international guidelines differ about the optimal physical distancing between students for prevention of SARS-CoV-2 transmission; studies directly comparing the impact of ≥3 versus ≥6 feet of physical distancing policies in school settings are lacking. Thus, our objective was to compare incident cases of SARS-CoV-2 in students and staff in Massachusetts public schools among districts with different physical distancing requirements. State guidance mandates masking for all school staff and for students in grades 2 and higher; the majority of districts required universal masking.

COVID-19 SCHOOL RESPONSE DASHBOARD

 COVID-19 School Response Dashboard

Emily Oster, Brown University

K-12 SCHOOL OPENING TRACKER

Map Indicates Virtual Versus In Person Learning For K-12 Public Schools Across the US

Burbio actively monitors 1,200 districts, including the 200 largest school districts in the US. District plans are reviewed every 72 hours to identify changes. School districts in the data set are a mix of sizes and distributed nationally in such a way to represent local decision-making across the country and averages are weighted to reflect student populations. For more details on methodology or detailed breakdown of county information email dennis@burbio.com.

REOPENING DATES IN THE GREAT CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS

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UCSF DOCTORS CALL FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN

It’s Been Nearly A Year Since Many Schools In California Shut Down Because Of The Pandemic, And For Much Of The State, They Aren’t Any Closer To Reopening. Now, A Group Of 30 Medical Professionals At UCSF Have Published An Open Letter Calling For Schools To Be Reopened By The Beginning Of Next Month. LISTEN TO EPISODE

RESEARCH FROM MCKINSEY & COMPANY

THE IMPACT OF SHUTDOWNS

COVID-19 and Student Learning in the United States: The Hurt Could Last a Lifetime

The US education system was not built to deal with extended shutdowns like those imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers, administrators, and parents have worked hard to keep learning alive; nevertheless, these efforts are not likely to provide the quality of education that's delivered in the classroom.

STUDY FINDS STUDENTS FALLING BEHIND IN MATH

Students Falling Behind in Math During Pandemic, Study Finds

The findings may be underestimating the effects on minority and economically disadvantaged groups, many of whom were missing from 2020 testing. A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic's effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday.

STUDENTS ARE LOSING GROUND

CHILD MIND INSTITUTE REPORT

How Teens are Struggling with Loss and the Limits of Living Online.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 39

What We Know About COVID-19 Transmission in Schools
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CDC DIRECTOR, DR. ROBERT REDFIELD ON SAFE, IN-PERSON LEARNING