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Upcoming · August 16, 2022

The Impact of COVID-19 on Science Education

Virtual Event

August 16, 2022 · 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


About the Program

How did the COVID-19 crisis affect science education across California’s K–12 districts? As schools recover from the pandemic, how can the state support equitable investments in science literacy? PPIC researchers will outline a new report, and a panel of national, state, and local experts will talk about the pandemic’s impact and discuss strategies for promoting science education moving forward.

This research and event are supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2128789.


12:00 p.m. Welcome and Presentation
Maria T. Chang Fay, project assistant, Public Policy Institute of California

12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Niu Gao, senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Martin Macias, superintendent, Golden Plains Unified School District
Heidi Schweingruber, director of the Board on Science Education, National Academy of Sciences
Jennifer Bentley, education administrator in the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, California Department of Education

12:45 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:00 p.m. Adjourn


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