Photo of Betheny GrossThe associate director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, Betheny Gross, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Gross’s new research, which illustrates that the surge in Covid-19 cases is slowing efforts to reopen schools.

The results of that analysis are also compared to a recent Education Next survey, “Pandemic Parent Survey Finds Perverse Pattern: Students Are More Likely to Be Attending School in Person where Covid Is Spreading More Rapidly.”

Gross’s full analysis, “U-Turn — Survey of 477 Districts Shows Surge in COVID-19 Cases Is Reversing Reopening Progress In America’s Schools,” co-written with Alice Opalka and Padma Gundapaneni, is available now.

Last updated February 1, 2021