Searching: How Families Sought Educational Support in the Wake of COVID-19

Following abrupt school closures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of families turned to online resources to support their children’s remote learning.

A new, nationwide study of internet search data, however, finds that households in wealthier areas of the country were significantly more likely to access those resources than families in lower-income areas.

Study coauthor and Boston University researcher Joshua Goodman joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss those and other findings, and some important implications for education policy, practice and future research.