Educator Impact Survey

PAGE COVID-19 Educator Impact Survey Results and Analysis

We asked, and you answered – in large numbers! A huge thank you to the more than 15,300 teachers, administrators, and school personnel who participated in our COVID-19 Educator Impact Survey. Your responses provided vivid and highly detailed insight into your experience.

Podcast: Results Overview

Listen in as PAGE Executive Director Craig Harper, Director of Legislative Services Margaret Ciccarelli, and Senior Policy Analyst Claire Suggs highlight many of the themes from our PAGE COVID-19 Educator Impact Survey.

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Podcast: A Distance Learning Conversation with Dalton Public Schools

From left: Lacie Coquerille, Science teacher at Dalton High School; Jazmin Hernandez, Fifth grade teacher at Brookwood School; and Nick Sun, Director of school support (technology)

Among survey findings, four districts were identified by their educators as doing a particularly good job with the transition to distance learning. Not surprisingly, three were metro Atlanta districts known for their ongoing work with digital learning resources. The other district was Dalton Public schools – an independent city school system with about 8,000 students in northwest Georgia. In this podcast, PAGE speaks with Dalton educators about what set them up for success to deal with the rapid change to distance learning, and also spotlights the experiences of two Dalton teachers during this unprecedented national health crisis. The conversation echoes large-scale survey themes. Stay tuned for additional podcast conversations.

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Podcast: A Distance Learning Conversation with Baldwin County Educators

From left: Jamiee Beal, English teacher, Georgia College Early College; Dr. Shawne Holder, principal, Lakeview Academy; Ryan Maraziti, fifth-grade reading teacher, Lakeview Academy; Ken Smith, teacher, multiple subjects, 7th-12th grade, Georgia College Early College; and Traci White, director of special education

In our third, survey-focused podcast, you’ll meet five Baldwin County educators and learn a little about how they and their school district are meeting the challenges of school closures, distance learning, and all that it means for students and educators. When schools first closed due to COVID-19, PAGE surveyed our members to find out how educators and schools were dealing with the early days of the crisis. More than 15,000 educators responded. Among the survey findings, educators from a few districts indicated they believed their district, schools, and peers were doing everything possible to meet student needs. Baldwin County was one of those districts. Even with issues of student poverty, limited technology resources, and no prior emphasis on preparation for distance learning, educators were rising to the challenge. Baldwin County is a public charter school system of about 5,200 students in central Georgia. Milledgeville is the county seat — 40 miles east of Macon and 100 miles southeast of Atlanta. The district’s student body is majority black at 67 percent of enrollment and 93 percent of all students qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch. Dr. Noris Price, superintendent of schools, praises her educators for responding to the needs of the community, and for their heart for kids.


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Survey Results in the News

“Over a third of the more than 15,000 respondents to the Professional Association of Georgia Educators survey said getting students online was their biggest challenge.” PAGE Executive Director Craig Harper is featured in the AJC’s “Time Will Tell the Toll on Georgia Schools Closed for Coronavirus.”

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