DETROIT  – People interested in sharing their views on how Michigan’s K–12 schools responded during the COVID-19 pandemic—and how they should plan for the fall—are invited to participate in a major statewide survey being conducted under the auspices of Launch Michigan.

The surveys are open to 9th–12th grade school leaders and teachers, kindergarten–12th grade parents, and community leaders with an interest in supporting schools.

“We believe there are important lessons to be learned from the unprecedented work our schools did during COVID-19. They had to develop brand-new remote learning programs for all subjects, in all grade levels, within just a matter of weeks,” said Adam Zemke, president of Launch Michigan. “We want to know what worked well, where there’s value, and what education can look like going forward.” 

The surveys are aimed at complementing data collection efforts being undertaken by other Michigan education groups. They are being conducted by Lansing-based Public Policy Associates in collaboration with the Education Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) at Michigan State University.

Interested survey respondents should click one of the links below to take part:

“We are extremely excited to learn about how our teachers, families and communities perceive the steps schools took, and how they’re viewing the future of education across our state,” said Launch Michigan executive director Lindsay Case-Palsrok. “We anticipate the development of important policy and practical recommendations as a result of the feedback we receive.”