Case Report Week of May 3, 2020

Associate Director of Digital Strategy

You're reading Case Report, a weekly digest of our expert network's best research, analysis, and policy recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From preschools to universities, American education is in limbo as administrators weigh the risks of reopening campuses with the challenges of virtual learning. And the many community members that depend on the resources and economic impact of these institutions are struggling to adapt to their absence. This week, we dive into how education is changing during the COVID-19 crisis.

Public colleges in N.J. face bleak future budgets, tough choices

Education researcher Robert Kelchen predicts that states will cut higher education budgets by 20 to 30 percent, barring an influx of federal stimulus earmarked to keep public institutions afloat. [Inside Higher Ed]

Coronavirus pandemic exacerbates challenges for homeless college students

Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab shares her first-hand experience studying the shifting needs and increased housing insecurity of college students following school closures. [ABC News]

Nearly half of men say they do most of the home schooling. 3 percent of women agree.

New research from sociologists including Barbara Risman highlights the stark gender divide in how families are splitting up homeschooling responsibilities. [New York Times]

Parking lots have become a digital lifeline

Sociologist Anna Haskins shares her stories and concerns about how limited Wi-Fi access has impacted the performance of her students taking digital classes. [New York Times]