September 30, 2020
In September 2020, Emily Oster created a national COVID-19 dashboard for K-12 schools. The tracking system allows schools to independently collect data on confirmed or suspected cases among faculty and students, as well as data on hybrid versus in-person learning plans.
Emily Oster created a national data collection dashboard to track confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools. This initiative is motivated by the need for better data on virus spread and developement throughout schools. School leaders are still navigating through uncertainty as the school year has begun - whether in-person or online. The goal of the effort is to provide educational leaders and policy-makers with information on how schools are reopening, and what factors contribute to safe reopening. The initiative also allows for schools to analyze the data once collected.
Visit Oster's website, 'Covid Explained' for more information and to view the dashboard.