Virtual School Meanderings

September 2, 2020

Announcing The CARE-ED Research Brief On “The Shift to Online Education During And Beyond The Pandemic”

This is a brief and webinar that I’d encourage readers to check out.

* For Immediate Release *

California Researchers Sound the Alarm about Online Education during Pandemic, and Call for Big Changes in Policy and Practice


Dr. Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath,
Dr. Alison Dover,
Dr. Kevin Kumashiro,

Download the Full Research Brief:

San Francisco, CA (September 1, 2020) – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, schools across California and the nation are beginning the new academic year with continued reliance on educational technologies to deliver instruction online.  The problem?  Overreliance on and misuse of educational technologies can widen the inequities and disparities that already plague public education.

To support leaders and educators in these challenging times, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED) released a brief today titled, “The Shift to Online Education During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Concerns and Recommendations for California.”

The brief reviews the empirical research on the effectiveness of online K-12 education nationwide. It examines issues of inequities and injustices in online education, particularly in California, as well as the push for and risks of technologizing education. It concludes with recommendations for policies and practices for engaging in online education in ways that place priority on remedying the inequities and injustices that are being worsened during the pandemic.

CARE-ED is hosting a webinar, free and open to the public, to discuss the brief on Friday, September 11, 12:30-1:30pmPST. Educators, leaders, scholars, community members, and everyone interested in these issues are invited to join us.  Registration is required.

CARE-ED, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education, is a statewide collaborative of education researchers that aims to speak collectively and publicly and in solidarity with organizations and communities to reframe the debate on education.

To view the brief and to register for the webinar, please visit

Kevin Kumashiro, Ph.D.
Movement building for equity and justice in education

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