The COVID-19 crisis led to a near-nationwide closure of K-12 public schools. Many states are not planning to re-open schools for face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that Michigan will end face-to-face instruction, require schools to submit plans for distance learning, and suspend many requirements for assessment and instruction. The truncated school year is likely to reduce student learning, leaving students less prepared to advance grades, and severely strain school planning, financing, and assessment capabilities. Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC)and Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) have jointly tracked crisis responses across all 50 states, which are summarized here. Details on each state are compiled in the documents below. These fast-moving changes are subject to revision; we plan to continue tracking.
These documents were last updated on 8/06/2020.