CCS RPN Research Agenda - Further Research and Study of Community Schools Theme 10: COVID-19 Impact

The following is a major theme of the Community Schools Research Agenda. Click here to return to the CCS RPN homepage.

The Impact of COVID

There is little doubt that the COVID pandemic will continue to have a significant impact on the ways in which community schools are implemented. Research is needed to document the role of community schools during the pandemic period, including the ways in which coordinators’ efforts have supported families’ and community members’ needs with food and housing insecurity as well as technology needs. There is a need to gather evidence for the hypothesis that community schools are particularly well-positioned to respond to crises like the pandemic. Moreover, we need exploratory studies that may be able to show how community schools, and their unique design, may be a more functional model of schooling in a post-COVID environment.