COVID-19's Impact on Education and Workforce Policy

Our Education Policy Program is closely monitoring the COVID-19 effects on schools and the future workforce. We will regularly update this page with new content.
Feb. 9, 2021

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Speak to Experts

If you would like to learn more specifics on any of these or other topics related to education and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out to Julie Brosnan at to speak to one of the following experts on their expertise:

  • Birth to 5, Early Childhood: Laura Bornfreund, Early & Elementary Education
  • Online Learning: Kristina Ishmael, Teaching, Learning, and Tech
  • Screen Time for Children: Lisa Guernsey, Teaching, Learning, and Tech
  • Students with Disabilities: Elena Silva, PreK-12 Education
  • Online Colleges and Universities: Kevin Carey, Education Policy Program
  • Higher Education Policy: Clare McCann, Higher Education
  • Community Colleges and Non-Traditional Students: Iris Palmer, Higher Education
  • Workforce Training (Including Healthcare): Ivy Love, Center on Education & Skills
  • Unemployment, Economic, and Labor Policy: Brent Parton, Center on Education & Skills
  • Workforce, Labor, and Training Issues: Mary Alice McCarthy, Center on Education & Skills
  • All Other Issues: Julie Brosnan, Education Policy Program