From the IES Director: Operation Reverse the Loss, Redux

Since Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Director Mark Schneider announced Operation Reverse the Loss in October 2020, IES has been working to flesh out some of the key ideas. A valuable thought partner in this work is Kumar Garg, current Managing Director of Schmidt Futures and previous leader of President Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign. Dr. Schneider invited him to co-author this blog.

Dr. Schneider and Mr. Garg have identified three main “buckets” of actions that IES should pursue to help reverse pandemic-related learning loss:

  • Understanding the crisis and accelerating discovery
  • Responding to the crisis with new tools to help students catch up
  • Making sure the most high-need students don’t get left behind

Read the complete blog here: Operation Reverse the Loss, Reduxby Mark Schneider, Director of IES and Kumar Garg, Managing Director of Schmidt Futures, December 9, 2020.