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McREL advises student-led study on pandemic anxiety

By October 30, 2020No Comments

October 30, 2020 | Students face increased anxiety whether they learn from home or go back to school during the pandemic, so a student research team in Kentucky launched a large survey to alert educators and policymakers to any areas of concern for the future, the Richmond Register reported.

The Prichard Committee Student Voice Team, which was advised by McREL and the University of Kentucky, reached out to thousands of fellow K–12 students in hundreds of schools in the spring of 2020, when it was completely uncertain when or how they’d be able to return to school. Respondents cited multiple sources of concern, including inadequate technology and fears for their health, and a quarter said they thought the future direction of their life would change as a result of the pandemic.

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