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Past · 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
Jennifer Bentley, education administrator in the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, California Department of Education
Martín Macías, superintendent, Golden Plains Unified School District
Heidi Schweingruber, director of the Board on Science Education, National Academy of Sciences

12:45 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:00 p.m. Adjourn


Jennifer Bentley

California Department of Education

Maria T. Chang Fay

Niu Gao

Martín Macías

Golden Plains Unified School District

Heidi Schweingruber

National Academy of Sciences

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COVID-19 K–12 Education