Teacher Experiences and Working Conditions in the Wake of COVID-19

Schools with more supportive working conditions were far more successful at helping their teachers maintain a sense of success during COVID-19-related school closures, according to a multi-state survey conducted by researchers Matthew Kraft (Brown University) and Nicole Simon (CUNY).

The survey, conducted in partnership with Upbeat, also found that mid-career teachers particularly struggled to balance work and home responsibilities this spring, while veteran teachers were significantly more likely to report discomfort with remote learning technology.

Kraft and Simon join CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss the survey, and some important implications for districts, schools and teachers now preparing for the fall.