AASA and AIR Virtual Research, Practice, and Policy Event

Looking back to face what is ahead: A research and policy presentation and conversation about teaching and learning during the pandemic

As school districts and states prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, AIR has released three new research briefs from its National Survey of Public Education's Response to COVID-19 study. These briefs are intended to inform practices and policies for returning to in-person instruction in the post-COVID-19 era and decisions needed to restore essential learning and skill development for all students. Access the briefs on the project page.

Research brief topics:

  • District Approaches to Instruction in 2020-21
  • Student Attendance and Enrollment Loss
  • Student Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AIR research experts and superintendents discussed findings from the briefs and the implications for practice and policy in a post-COVID era. View the presentation slides (PDF).


  • Jordan Rickles, principal researcher, AIR
  • Sarah Hodgman, research assistant, AIR
  • Joanne Carminucci, research assistant, AIR
  • Shari Camhi, superintendent, Baldwin (N.Y.) Union Free School District, AASA President-elect
  • Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, superintendent, Peoria (Ill.) Public Schools

Moderator: Lauren Camera, U.S. News & World Report


Event Information

July 19, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET