Coronavirus Pandemic and Relevant Education Research Resources
Coronavirus Pandemic and Relevant Education Research Resources


Coronavirus Resources

The coronavirus pandemic has swept the United States and globally, upending the personal and professional lives of millions of people, including students, educators, and education researchers. At all levels of education, instructors, institution leaders, and policy makers are facing an unprecedented challenge, trying to ensure that high quality and equitable teaching and learning continues under rapidly changing and unpredictable conditions. 

AERA has developed this resource page to give the education research community, educators, policy makers, and others open access to relevant AERA-published research, updates from the scholarly community, and important content from other organizations. Please check back for ongoing updates in the coming days and weeks.

AERA Journal Articles 

Click here for links to selected AERA journal articles, provided open access, on the topics of:

  • Covid-19
  • Online/Distance/Digital Learning
    • Overview
    • Impact/Efficacy/Outcomes
    • Engagement
    • Math
    • Reading/Literacy
    • Games
  • Equity in and Access to Online Learing/Technology
  • Online Teaching/Professional Development
  • Online Bullying
  • Trauma-Informed Practices
  • School Budget Cuts

Policy Statement 

U.S. Department of Education Notices and Resources

National Science Foundation Notices and Resources

National institutes for Health Notices and Resources 

Other Resources


AERA-Spencer Study on the Impact of COVID-19

AERA and the Spencer Foundation have released a joint report, Voices from the Field: The Impact of COVID-19 on Early Career Scholars and Doctoral Students, that shares findings and recommendations from focus groups conducted in spring 2020. AERA and Spencer plan to release a second report later in 2021 that focuses on findings from a major national survey on the experiences and concerns of early career scholars and doctoral students in education research. View the report

How Can Education Researchers Support Education and Public Health Institutions During Covid-19?

As education researchers’ ongoing work is interrupted by school closures, what can they do to support education and public health institutions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? An article published recently in Educational Researcher aims to answer that question. Read the news release. Read the overview of the authors’ recommendations 

In Memoriam—Educators Lost to Coronavirus

Among the thousands who have lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic have been dedicated educators. In this memorial, AERA wants to acknowledge them. Read more. To submit others for this list, email