The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning announced that it is teaming with Impact Florida to offer an analysis of how public and private K-12 schools across the Sunshine State were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The project has earned some major backing including $100,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is also sending $100,000 to Impact Florida to showcase the findings.
“COVID-19 impacted every facet of education in Florida,” said Dr. Philip Poekert, the director of the Lastinger Center. “We’ve all heard anecdotal accounts of how schools and early learning programs responded, but without a systematic research effort to assess the impact, we miss the opportunity to draw conclusions about what worked well. Thanks to the generosity of the Gates Foundation, we will likely discover some innovative and efficient practices that could advance education and enhance student learning.”Learn more about UF, Impact Florida Launch Analysis on How Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Education.