As the pandemic disrupted collegiate life, mental-health experts feared a worsening crisis. They worried that counseling centers would be overwhelmed by demand, resulting in longer wait times and less effective treatment for students who are struggling and at risk of dropping out.
But early data from campus counseling centers challenge the idea that colleges are on the brink of a mental-health disaster.
The closure of school buildings in response to the coronavirus has been disruptive and inconvenient for many families, but for those living in homeless shelters or hotel rooms—including roughly 1.5 million school-aged children—the shuttering of classrooms and cafeterias has been disastrous.
Students, parents, caregivers, shelter managers, and school leaders across the country reflect on what it means, in this moment, to be homeless and schoolless.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an economic toll on America’s workers, with many trying to reorient themselves in the face of an uncertain future.
A coalition called SkillUp aims to attack the jobs crisis on many fronts, providing career navigation, training programs, and job opportunities so frontline workers can secure their place in the economy of tomorrow. SkillUp's Josh Jarrett explains more in this podcast.
With the 2020 election fast approaching amid a pandemic that shows no signs of abating, The Chronicle Review reached out to scholars and academic leaders from across the political spectrum to ask: What’s at stake for higher education in the election?