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

School Tracker

This tracker summarizes how different districts are responding to school closures, focusing on five critical areas: 1) continuity of learning; 2) health; 3) food security; 4) supervision; and 5) housing/safety.

School Closure Response Checklist

The COVID-19 School Closure Response Checklist (SCRC) is intended to guide school and district leaders and other key stakeholders in the decision-making process as they navigate caring for students during COVID-19 school closures. It is designed as a resource to help school teams think collaboratively and responsibly about essential components of care that are negatively affected by school closures.

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.