What’s ahead for education

Many US students are heading back to class soon or have already started school for the year. But the pandemic has left its mark on education—with US K-12 students facing learning losses and widened opportunity and achievement gaps. While challenges remain, there are also opportunities to seize the moment and reimagine both K-12 and higher education. Explore special collections on early childhood, primary, and secondary education, as well as higher education, to get smart on the most pressing issues, or dive deeper with articles on where to go from here.  

Educating K–12 students amid COVID-19: The parental perspective

COVID-19 and education: The lingering effects of unfinished learning

Teacher survey: Learning loss is global—and significant

Reimagining a more equitable and resilient K–12 education system

How to transform higher-education institutions for the long term

COVID-19 crisis pushes US students into an uncertain job market

How HBCUs can accelerate Black economic mobility