This project represents actions taken by state and local leaders in response to a major disruption in their state: the COVID-19 pandemic.
Select a state below to learn more about their responses during various phases of the pandemic.
Read more to find out how an appointed Commissioner of Education supports LEAs during the pandemic in a local-control state.
Read more to find out how a relatively newly appointed Secretary of Education approached serving New Mexico schools in a centralized state context.
Read more to find out how two Secretaries of Education—one outgoing and the other stepping in to the role—supported schools during the pandemic in a decentralized state.
Read more to find out how an elected State Superintendent led within a highly decentralized state to support education during a global pandemic.