State Policy Network
What will the future of education look like?

In mid-March, the coronavirus forced schools to close and abruptly threw American families into the world of virtual education. As the crisis continues and we approach the upcoming school year, parents are searching for answers on what they can expect and how education will be different.

State think tanks are helping families navigate these uncertain times by sharing trends, attitudes, and ideas on what education could look like in the fall and beyond.

Home schooling here to stay?

Having education options will become even more important

Virtual learning will be a powerful tool for the future

How reopening guidelines could affect families’ choices

As states have issued reopening guidelines, many have incorporated next steps for K-12 schools. Several state think tanks are breaking down these guidelines to help families understand what parents and students can expect in the fall—including the education options available beyond traditional public schools.