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Students Say: Surveys Highlight Student Resilience & Anxiety During Global Pandemic

August 4, 2020

The 2019-2020 school year was unprecedented for students, teachers, parents, and just about everyone else. With school out for the summer we are collecting and reflecting on students’ experiences with education in the age of COVID-19 – the courage, flexibility, and growth they displayed this spring, as well as their…

What We’re Learning: COVID 19 and Education: Notable Findings and Data Sources

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020 None of us has lived through anything like this before. Understanding how people are affected by COVID-19 is a critical aspect of charting a path forward in these uncertain times. We have much to learn from districts, school leaders, teachers, families, and students themselves. Their perspectives offer…

Changing the answer to
‘Are you a math person?’

March 2, 2020

Talk to anyone in your circle of family, friends, and co-workers and it won’t be long before someone says, “I’m not a math person.” Comparatively, when it comes to English Language Arts, we don’t have an American norm of saying, “I’m not a reading person.” So why is it so…

Networks for School Improvement (NSI) 2020 Update

February 25, 2020

Below is an update on the Networks for School Improvement Strategy from launch until now, as well as what is next in building out this work with partners. I. Our Commitment The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to ensuring that all students—especially Black, Latinx, and low-income students—have an…