eSchool+ Initiative

The eSchool+ Initiative was formed to develop tools and resources for schools to think about when and how to ethically close and reopen K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Initiative is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions, Berman Institute of Bioethics, and schools of Education, Medicine, and Public Health. It benefits from expertise in ethics, school health, school policy, food security, clinical medicine and education.

For more information, contact [email protected].



School Reopening Plan Tracker
Analyzing state recovery plans for K-12 education
Ethics of K-12 School Reopening: Identifying and Addressing the Values at Stake
How reopening policies under consideration can promote or undermine moral values
A parent holds virtual schools
How K-12 Schools Should Prepare for Reopening
An Equity Checklist for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Additional Resources

Addressing Disparities: Examples of Policy Options & Guidance

School News Roundup

Our biweekly e-newsletter provides the latest information about schools and the COVID-19 pandemic. Browse the archive and sign up to receive the newsletter by email.

School Closures

Tracking districts nationwide and providing a checklist to guide decision-makers about impacts on students


Learn more about our interdisciplinary team.