2020 Benchmarking Impact of Extended School Closures

With thousands of schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, districts confront the challenge of maintaining continuity of education for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year through distance learning while preparing curriculum and instruction for 2020-2021 amid uncertain learning loss.

To inform district planning efforts, Hanover Research conducted a national survey of K-12 parents and teachers in May 2020. In this brief, we summarize key findings from the survey and offer recommendations for districts based on parents’ and teachers’ experiences.

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Examine Parent and Teacher Attitudes On Extended School Closures

Perhaps not surprisingly, teacher are significantly more likely than parents to expect COVID-19 school closures to impact students' readiness for 2020-2021 school year and their emotional, social and physical well-being.

Examine how parents and teachers think districts should support teaching and learning during the pandemic

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