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College students' sense of belonging related to mental health during pandemic

Feb 2, 2022

Among the many challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to the higher education community, one of the most serious is arguably the toll on college students’ mental health. Penn State researchers have found that students’ sense of belongingness in a higher education institution not only…

EIC Podcast on childcare during the pademic with Karen Grimm-Thomas and Philip Sirinides now available

Apr 19, 2021

This month, the Evidence-to-Impact Podcast returns to the Pandemic Perspective series and explore the state of the childcare system in Pennsylvania during the pandemic. We discuss the challenges and opportunities to funding, access, and quality for the childcare system. We spoke to Karen Grimm-…

New online course engages middle, high-school students in ‘The Science of COVID-19’

Feb 12, 2021

With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting so many aspects of their lives, it is perhaps more important than ever for middle- and high-school students to understand how scientific knowledge is created and how this knowledge is translated into policy. A new and freely available online course created…

Impacts of the pandemic on school reopening plans

Jan 13, 2021

In 2020, as school boards around the country weighed the public health and education concerns brought on by COVID-19, districts developed vastly different reopening plans for the fall. In this post, Penn State researchers Erica Frankenberg and Katharine Dulaney discuss comparing the proposed…

EIC Podcast on examining the delivery of special education services during COVID-19

Dec 13, 2020

The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative Podcast is offering a new series called The Pandemic Perspective, where we examine how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and various aspects of our society, institutions, and other systems have collided, changed, and even collapsed in the last nine months. For the…

Covid-19 & the Classroom: Back to School in a Pandemic

Aug 31, 2020

As schools reopen (and don't reopen) for the fall, we're gathering a group of education experts for an #AskReuters Twitter chat. Join us Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. ET.

Faculty helping develop online course on coronavirus science for K-12 schools

Jul 29, 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak, faculty at Penn State’s Center for Science and the Schools are helping to create a course to help engage middle and high school students in multiple explorations to help them better understand the science behind the pandemic and learn how scientists create new…

Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on special education services

May 26, 2020

Penn State researchers provide informed commentary on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on special education service delivery in Pennsylavania. Early reports suggest that students may re-enter school in the fall of 2020 almost a full year behind academically. However, Penn State researchers…