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Research Report:

Considerations for Reopening Pennsylvania Schools

On June 24, the Pennsylvania Department of Education built upon existing school reopening guidance by releasing a comprehensive research report prepared in partnership with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic at Mathematica, one of the nation’s foremost social policy research firms. This report summarizes existing research on COVID-19 and generates a Pennsylvania-specific body of research - both qualitative and quantitative - that can inform decision making around completion of local health and safety plans, preparations for resumption of in-person teaching and learning, and development of supports for student and staff wellness.

Read the full report.

Read Secretary Rivera’s message announcing the release of this report.

Download a one-page infographic summarizing the report.