In a nationwide school survey of COVID-19 impacts and views conducted in the first half of 2021, significant patterns emerged, bringing the landscape of American education amid the crisis into sharper focus. Among the notable findings: Over 25% of teachers reported symptoms consistent with clinical depression and anxiety; most principals reported that they were supportive of regular COVID-19 testing at school; and lack of key staff stood as a barrier to carrying out prevention measures.

In partnership with the CDC Foundation, NASSP assisted in promoting school surveys to address the impacts of COVID-19. To help inform decision making as schools continue to answer challenging questions regarding in-person learning, the CDC Foundation partnered with Deloitte and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor and evaluate the implementation of CDC-recommended COVID-19 mitigation strategies in schools—including gathering insights from school leaders. These findings were developed into three case studies. Read more about each of the findings below.

Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Teachers and Parents of K–12 Students

COVID-19 Prevention Strategies in K–12 Schools

Intentions and Views around COVID-19 Vaccination Among K–12 Populations

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on K–12 School Principals

These documents highlight some of the key findings from principals and assistant principals surveyed by CDC Foundation in partnership with NASSP and NAESP.

To learn more about the CDC Foundation project, head to their website.