Day 1 - February 11, 2021

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET

@SEIIatMIT | #c19schoolsummit


Opening Remarks

Using Data and Evidence to Inform Covid-19 School Policies

11:00 - 11:40 am 

Emily Oster

Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics, 

Brown University

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The Economic and Learning Impacts of Covid-19

11:45 am - 12:25 pm ET 

John Friedman

Professor of Economics and International and Political Affairs,

Brown University

Shalinee Sharma

CEO and Co-founder, Zearn

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The Effects of School Re-openings on Covid-19 Hospitalizations

12:25 - 1:00 pm

Doug Harris

Professor and Department Chair of Economics,

Tulane University

Engy Ziedan

Assistant Professor of Economics,

Tulane University


Elizabeth Setren

Gunnar Myrdal Assistant Professor of Economics,

Tufts University

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The Rhode Island Response

1:10 - 1:40 pm ET 

Angélica Infante-Green

Commissioner of Education,

Rhode Island Department of Education


Emily Oster

Professor of Economics,

Brown University

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Adapting to Life Online: How Non-Profits and Technology are Meeting Educational Demands

1:40 - 2:10 pm

Bob Hughes

Director of K-12 Education,

United States, 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Sal Khan

Founder and CEO,

Khan Academy


Sanjay Sarma

Vice President,

MIT Open Learning

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Household Adaptation to Covid-Induced Schooling Shocks

2:20 - 2:55 pm ET 

Joshua Goodman

Associate Professor of Education and Economics,

Boston University


Sarah Cohodes

Associate Professor of Economics and Education,

Columbia University

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The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses

2:55 - 3:30pm ET

Eric Hanushek

Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow,

Stanford University


Joshua Angrist

Ford Professor of Economics,


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