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Covid-19 Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education

February 11, 2021 - February 12, 2021
11:00 am - 3:30 pm Eastern

Overview

MIT SEII, with Brown University and MITili, present “Covid-19 Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education.”

The two-day event will feature perspectives from education leaders and researchers who are working to ensure students can learn at home or in-person.

Presented By

Speakers

  • Joshua Angrist
    Director

    Blueprint Labs

    Conference Organizer

  • Emily Oster

    Blueprint Labs

    Conference Organizer

  • Parag Pathak
    Director

    Blueprint Labs

    Conference Organizer

  • John Friedman
    Professor of Economics and International and Political Affairs

    Brown University

  • Shalinee Sharma
    CEO and Co-founder

    Zearn

  • Doug Harris
    Professor and Department Chair of Economics

    Tulane University

  • Elizabeth Setren
    Elizabeth Setren

    Blueprint Labs

    Discussant

  • Engy Ziedan
    Assistant Professor of Economics

    Tulane University

  • Angélica Infante-Green
    Commissioner of Education

    Rhode Island Department of Education

  • Bob Hughes
    Director of K-12 Education, United States

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Sal Khan
    Founder and CEO

    Khan Academy

  • Sanjay Sarma
    Vice President

    MIT Open Learning

  • Joshua Goodman
    Associate Professor of Education and Economics

    Boston University

  • Sarah Cohodes
    Sarah Cohodes

    Blueprint Labs

  • Eric Hanushek
    Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow

    Stanford University

  • Joshua Angrist
    Director

    Blueprint Labs

  • Janice Jackson
    Chief Executive Officer

    Chicago Public Schools

  • Parag Pathak
    Director

    Blueprint Labs

  • Clémence Idoux
    Clémence Idoux
    Research Associate

    Blueprint Labs

  • Richard Kahlenberg
    Director of K-12 Equity & Senior Fellow

    The Century Foundation

  • Brenda Cassellius
    Superintendent

    Boston Public Schools

  • Paul Reville
    Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Richard Carranza
    Chancellor

    New York City Department of Education

  • Thomas Kane
    Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Susanna Loeb
    Director, Annenberg Institute Professor of Education and International and Public Affairs

    Brown University

  • Phil Oreopoulos
    Professor of Economics and Public Policy

    University of Toronto

  • Mark Schneider
    Director of the Institute of Education Sciences

    U.S. Department of Education

  • Eric Ashton
    Executive Director for School Performance

    New York City Department of Education

  • Brian Gill
    Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Laboratory

    Mathematica Policy Research

  • Carrie Conaway
    Senior Lecturer on Education

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

Agenda

February 11, 2021February 12, 2021
Using Data and Evidence to Inform Covid-19 School PoliciesThe Economic and Learning Impacts of Covid-19The Effects of School Re-openings on Covid-19 HospitalizationsThe Rhode Island ResponseAdapting to Life Online: How Non-Profits and Technology are Meeting Educational DemandsHousehold Adaptation to Covid-Induced Schooling ShocksThe Economic Impacts of Learning Losses
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Using Data and Evidence to Inform Covid-19 School Policies

February 11, 2021

11:00 - 11:40 am

Speakers

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The Economic and Learning Impacts of Covid-19

February 11, 2021

11:45 am - 12:25pm Eastern

Speakers

  • John Friedman
    Professor of Economics and International and Political Affairs

    Brown University

  • Shalinee Sharma
    CEO and Co-founder

    Zearn

    Event Organizer

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The Effects of School Re-openings on Covid-19 Hospitalizations

February 11, 2021

12:25 - 1:00 pm

Speakers

  • Doug Harris
    Professor and Department Chair of Economics

    Tulane University

  • Elizabeth Setren
    Elizabeth Setren

    Blueprint Labs

    Discussant

  • Engy Ziedan
    Assistant Professor of Economics

    Tulane University

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Presentation Slides
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The Rhode Island Response

February 11, 2021

1:10 - 1:40 pm

Speakers

  • Emily Oster

    Blueprint Labs

    Moderator

  • Angélica Infante-Green
    Commissioner of Education

    Rhode Island Department of Education

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Adapting to Life Online: How Non-Profits and Technology are Meeting Educational Demands

February 11, 2021

1:40 - 2:10 pm

Speakers

  • Bob Hughes
    Director of K-12 Education

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Sal Khan
    Founder and CEO

    Khan Academy

  • Sanjay Sarma
    Vice President

    MIT Open Learning

    Moderator

Tools

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Household Adaptation to Covid-Induced Schooling Shocks

February 11, 2021

2:20 - 2:55 pm

Speakers

  • Joshua Goodman
    Associate Professor of Education and Economics

    Boston University

  • Sarah Cohodes
    Sarah Cohodes

    Blueprint Labs

    Moderator

Tools

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Presentation Slides
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The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses

February 11, 2021

2:55 - 3:30pm

Speakers

  • Eric Hanushek
    Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow

    Stanford University

  • Joshua Angrist
    Director

    Blueprint Labs

    Discussant

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Presentation Slides
Chicago Public Schools: Aspirations for a Post-Pandemic FutureMeasuring the Initial Effects of NYC’s School Diversity PlansCovid-19 Perspectives: Boston Public SchoolsCovid-19 Perspectives: New York CityAddressing Learning Gaps with High-Dosage Tutoring InterventionsPost-Pandemic School Accountability
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Chicago Public Schools: Aspirations for a Post-Pandemic Future

February 12, 2021

11:00 - 11:30 am

Speakers

  • Janice Jackson
    Chief Executive Officer

    Chicago Public Schools

  • Parag Pathak
    Director

    Blueprint Labs

    Moderator

Presentation Slides
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Measuring the Initial Effects of NYC’s School Diversity Plans

February 12, 2021

11:30 am - 12:05 pm

Speakers

  • Clémence Idoux
    Clémence Idoux
    Research Associate

    Blueprint Labs

  • Richard Kahlenberg
    Director of K-12 Equity & Senior Fellow

    The Century Foundation

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Covid-19 Perspectives: Boston Public Schools

February 12, 2021

12:15 - 12:45pm

Speakers

  • Brenda Cassellius
    Superintendent

    Boston Public Schools

  • Paul Reville
    Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Moderator

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Covid-19 Perspectives: New York City

February 12, 2021

12:45 - 1:15 pm

Speakers

  • Richard Carranza
    Chancellor

    New York City Department of Education

  • Thomas Kane
    Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Moderator

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Addressing Learning Gaps with High-Dosage Tutoring Interventions

February 12, 2021

1:15 - 1:50 pm

Speakers

  • Susanna Loeb
    Director, Annenberg Institute Professor of Education and International and Public Affairs

    Brown University

  • Phil Oreopoulos
    Professor of Economics and Public Policy

    University of Toronto

    Discussant

Presentation Slides
Back to agenda
Post-Pandemic School Accountability

February 12, 2021

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Speakers

  • Joshua Angrist
    Director

    Blueprint Labs

  • Mark Schneider
    Director of the Institute of Education Sciences

    U.S. Department of Education

  • Susanna Loeb
    Director, Annenberg Institute Professor of Education

    Brown University

  • Eric Ashton
    Executive Director for School Performance

    New York City Department of Education

  • Brian Gill
    Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Laboratory

    Mathematica Policy Research

  • Carrie Conaway
    Senior Lecturer on Education

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Moderator