Test-Optional Data

Common App's "Applying to College in a Test-Optional Admissions Landscape: Trends from Common App Data" report.

“Even without Covid, a disaster like Hurricane Ida would have a severe impact.”

In an interview with Politico on the impact of Hurricane Ida on education.

Mask Mandates

Axios/Momentive poll of 38,251 parents with school-age children.

“It’s simply unacceptable that state leaders are putting politics over the health and education of the students they took an oath to serve.”

In a press release on the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights opening investigations into five states regarding prohibitions of universal indoor masking.

Required Teacher Vaccinations

Education Week's interactive map of states requiring teacher vaccinations.

Parents on Vaccines for their Child

A RAND Corporation survey of 3,146 parents of children ages 5-18, July 16-29, 2021.

Support for masking in schools

Axios/Ipsos Poll of 1,041 U.S. adults, Aug. 13-16, 2021.

State Legislation Restricting the Teaching of Racial History, Index

FutureEd Analysis using Quorum.

“The Department stands with these dedicated educators who are working to safely reopen schools and maintain safe in-person instruction.”

In a letter to Florida Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran indicating support for local school leaders requiring masks despite the state's prohibition.

Mask Mandates in School Districts

Politico analysis of Burbio school data.

“Almost 90% of educators & school staff are vaccinated. I know we can get to 100%. Get vaccinated today.”

In a tweet encouraging educators to get vaccinated on August 5, 2021.

McKinsey, Chronic Absenteeism

McKinsey survey of 16,370 parents across all 50 states.

Teachers & Learning Modes

EdChoice/Morning Consult June 11-30, 2021 poll of 1,001 current teachers.

Upgrading HVAC Systems

U.S. Government Accountability Office, The 74

Access to In-Person Learning

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CO2 Released by School Facilities

The Hechinger Report

DC Summer Camp Waitlist

The 74.

Critical Race Theory Tracker

Education Week's state tracker.

“Students cannot be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or their gender identity.”

In an interview with The New York Times on the Department's guidance indicating that transgender students are protected under Title IX.

May 31 Return to Learn Tracker Update

Return to Learn Tracker of over 8,500 public school districts as of 5/31, developed by the American Enterprise Institute in partnership with the College Crisis Initiative of Davidson College.

“Those who went into the pandemic with the fewest opportunities are at risk of leaving with even less.”

In a report released last week on how the shift to remote learning and the public health crisis widened disparities in students’ access to a quality education.