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Emily Oster, an economist at Brown University, is partnering with the School Superintendents Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and Qualtrics to collect data from schools nationally on reopening and COVID-19. Their goal is to get better data on COVID-19 in schools to help schools across the country make better decisions on reopening.

They are issuing a national call to superintendents and principals at all schools — public, charter, or private — to get involved. To collect the data, they will send an initial baseline survey and follow up with short, bi-weekly surveys throughout the fall. They will then publish the data on a public dashboard (anonymously) as soon as September 21.

To participate, fill out this form if you are a superintendent or this form if you are a principal. They are also looking for volunteer help and funding. If interested, email [email protected].

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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