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Student Well-Being Webinar

Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic

This event occurred on April 07, 2021 3:03 PM EDT, but is available to view on-demand.
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The pandemic has made it more challenging for students who are struggling with mental health needs to find support at school—even when adults know they exist. A new nationally representative survey conducted by the EdWeek Research Center finds low-income students and Black students were more likely than their wealthy or white peers to say that their school no longer offered mental health services after the pandemic. Moreover, while an overwhelming majority of educators at both remote and in-person school reported bullying has declined since the pandemic, less than half of remote students and roughly 1 in 4 in-person and hybrid-learning students say there is less bullying and harassment since the pandemic began.

Join Education Week and the EdWeek Research Center as we dig into the data and discuss the implications for students, teachers, and school leaders.

Holly Kurtz
Director EdWeek Research Center
Kurtz directs the EdWeek Research Center, which produces standalone studies as well as analyses for Education Week and special reports such as Quality Counts. Kurtz began working at Education Week in 2014 after earning a Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s School of Education and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado at Denver’s School of Public Affairs. Prior to attending graduate school, she spent 11 years covering education and other topics for newspapers in Florida, Alabama, and Colorado.
Sparks is a reporter and data journalist for Education Week who has covered education research and the science of learning for more than 15 years. Sarah joined Education Week in 2010 and has published on education and other issues in Education Daily, the Republican-American, the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, and others. A New Orleans native, she now calls Maryland home.
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