AIR’s COVID-19 Response and Resources

Image of Monique ChismAIR’s Monique Chism spoke on Sirius XM's POTUS channel and discussed the impact of COVID-19 on schools and how federal education policy can help. Listen to the interview >>

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. This virus, also known as COVID-19, has dramatically changed the lives of people around the globe, touching all aspects of life, from health care to education to the economy. In this new world of rapidly changing information about the virus, AIR seeks to be a source of evidence-based information that examines and begins to understand the various complexities of this crisis.

Read a message from AIR's President and CEO about the coronavirus pandemic, and what steps AIR is taking to protect staff and support evidence-based strategies to stem the spread of the virus >>

Learn more about the results of our national survey of public education’s response to the coronavirus pandemic >>

Read our plain language COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet >>

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AIR’s Experts Address Issues Raised by the Pandemic

Image of AIR Informs logoAIR’s experts take an evidence-based approach to their research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance work on a daily basis. For our latest podcast series, AIR Informs, AIR experts explore the different ways the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our lives and how we can address the challenges it presents.

Episode #1: Focusing on Facts and Evidence During a Health Crisis, with Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar
Episode #2: Opportunities for Learning and Development in Out-of-School Time, with Deb Moroney
Episode #3: The Science of Safe, Supportive Learning at Home, with David Osher
Episode #4: Communities of Practice During COVID-19, with Melissa Rasberry and Marshal Conley
Episode #5: The Economics of the Coronavirus for People with Disabilities, with Michelle Yin
Episode #6: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities During COVID-19, with Allison Gandhi
Episode #7: The Real Unemployment Rate and Workplace After COVID-19, with Irma Perez-Johnson
Episode #8: Supporting the Foster Care Community During COVID-19, with Ann-Marie Faria

Other Resources

Innovation Hub: COVID-19 Response and Resource Briefs

AIR's Innovation Hub has created several briefs based on research and conversations with state-, district-, and school-level leaders on topics related to COVID-19 and education. The topics include:

Teaching in the Time of COVID

This compilation of AIR's research, resources, and webinar recordings explores the challenges teachers are facing and offers tools and resources for educators.

COVID-19 Blog Series

In this latest blog post series, our colleagues at IMPAQ experts bring you timely updates and informed insights on the intersection of COVID-19 and pressing policy issues.

CCPH Community Partners Survey

AIR and the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) have developed a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on community-based organizations.

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)

The MSKTC is supporting people living with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury to help them stay healthy during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. People living with these injuries can continue to improve their health and wellbeing during these unprecedented times using a variety of MSKTC’s free, online resources.

Remote Learning Resources from the Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs)

The 10 RELs funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences have collaborated to produce a series of evidence-based resources and guidance about teaching and learning in a remote environment, as well as other considerations brought by the pandemic. AIR operates REL Midwest and REL Southwest, and serves as a partner to Florida State University on REL Southeast.

At Home with the Child Experts: The Science of Learning and Teaching at Home During COVID-19

In this 30-minute informal conversation from the Society for Research in Child Development, early education experts, including AIR researcher Erin Bogan, answered parents' and caregivers' questions about learning and teaching at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for People with Spinal Cord, Traumatic Brain, and Burn Injuries During COVID-19

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is supporting people living with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and burn injury to help them stay healthy during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. People living with these injuries can continue to improve their health and wellbeing during these unprecedented times using a variety of MSKTC’s free, online resources.

Center on Great Teachers and Leaders: Insights on COVID-19

The GTL Center team is supporting states, districts, and their educators in their momentous efforts by gathering and sharing practical resources around a range of topics, including distance learning, students with disabilities, and English learners.

Women’s Groups and COVID-19: Challenges, Engagement, and Opportunities

This brief presents the implications of the pandemic and lockdown for women’s groups, with a focus on India, Nigeria, and Uganda, which have responded differently to the crisis.

Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C): COVID-19 Resources

The YE4C website, part of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, includes a section about COVID-19 resources geared towards youth.