The UF Lastinger Center for Learning conducted a comprehensive analysis of the responses taken by birth through 12th grade education programs throughout Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, we launched a Virtual Listening Tour where researchers interviewed students, parents, teachers, early childhood and K-12 educators and administrators to understand how COVID-19 impacted the delivery of educational services.
We published the full report in November 2020. For a more detailed review of our findings, access the Virtual Listening Tour 2020 Report.Learn More
After interviewing more than 4,600 citizens about the impact of COVID-19, we identified five common themes. There are several ways to review the findings. Below is a searchable map where you can search by topic or location. School districts and early learning coalitions found creative ways to assist students during the closures. From urban to rural areas, there was no end to the resilience of teachers and caregivers to serve students.
Our research covers these five themes: