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Education and COVID-19

Stanford Graduate School of Education is dedicated to solving education’s greatest challenges. The coronavirus crisis has shined a spotlight on deep-rooted inequities and illuminated the critical role that schools play in communities.

We’ve gathered resources from across the GSE to address the short-term needs of educators and families. We also look to the future with conversations, programming, and research focused on what comes next.


Ideas and research

Our faculty bring their expertise to what we are learning now, as well as to the impact of disruption on the future of teaching and learning.

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Lead with equity: What California's leaders must do next to advance student learning during COVID-19
From Policy Analysis for California Education, recommendations for state leaders to prioritize equity and ensure quality across all of the state's districts.
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Supporting learning in the COVID-19 context
This policy brief from Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) presents research and recommendations to guide decisions about students' learning and engagement.
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New research shows online advising improves college outcomes for underserved high schoolers.

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Student stories

Though sheltering at home means many in the GSE community are scattered, all share a continued commitment to education. Read more about how our students are using their creativity and resourcefulness to support education in the time of COVID-19.

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Creativity—and community—in virtual hands-on learning

Mathieu Penot

One of the good things that this situation [shelter at home] brought to me is that I had to reimagine my master’s project. I started to do hands-on workshops online on Zoom. For the last eight...

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Empathy and connected learning

Luis A. Gonzalez

Sending my students a quick text or email is just not the same as standing by the door greeting them with a firm handshake, looking them in the eyes, calling them by their names, and welcoming...

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Field work in the time of social distancing

Ana Trindade Ribeiro

As a social person, I admit that working from home and social distancing hasn't been easy on me or my field research. Still, I was lucky to be able to redesign one project—investigating how a...

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Resources for teachers and families

We’ve gathered stories, activities, tips, and resources from across the GSE to support learning and well-being at home.

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Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann discusses the different ways in which young people experience grief, and how adults can support them.
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This tip sheet from the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids gives practical ideas for caregivers of K-5 students to support learning and well-being.
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Teachable agents: Planetary rescue
In this instructional game, students teach their computer agents about climate change, then watch their agents reason about what they have been taught to solve challenges and rescue distant planets. Grades 6-8, targeting Next Generation Science Standards on causal reasoning.

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