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Schools reopening vs. remote: Panel for August 20th, 2PM EDT

As school districts around the nation roll out plans to reopen or go remote, communities want to know how schools can stay safe while delivering the best education possible during the pandemic. Panelists will discuss the public health, education, and mental health aspects of the plans for the 2020 school year.

Thursday, August 20, 2PM-3PM EDT

These live events will also be recorded and transcribed for use by media and communicators after they are concluded. 

Science News


Register for Expert Panel Discussion: Schools reopening vs. Remote

– Newswise

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dementia education

School-based dementia education could deliver much needed empathy and understanding for older generations as new research from the University of South Australia shows it can significantly improve dementia knowledge and awareness among younger generat...

– University of South Australia

Frontiers in Public Health

includes video

When learning on your own is not enough

We make decisions based on not only our own learning experience, but also learning from others. But with the presence of other people’s choices, how do we learn from them to better inform our own learning? Is social learning processed differently f...

– University of Vienna

Science Advances


Research challenges popular belief that 'unbridled ambition' costs female candidates votes

New research looking at voters' perception of gender and aspiration suggests that voters do not penalise ambitious women candidates seeking political office, contrary to popular belief.

– University of Bath

Political Behavior

Study sheds new light on certainty of opinions

Researchers for years have understood how attitudes held with certainty might predict behavior, but a series of new studies led by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggest there may be a more general disposition at work that predicts the certaint...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Majority of Americans Not Confident in Safe Return to School, National Survey

Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe it is safe for K-12 students to return to school, according to a new nationwide survey led by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The State of the Nation: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey

Few Americans are willing to return to public activities during the pandemic; many will do nothing outside the home until a vaccine is found, reports study by the USC Center for the Digital Future

In spite of efforts to re-open the nation’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans are not comfortable resuming daily life outside the home, and one-quarter say they will do nothing in public until a vaccine is found, reports a new st...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs gives us a framework for parenting during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic turned our society on its head. One of the changes was a strange new reality where parents became school teachers overnight.

Expert Available

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Psychology Today

includes video


People Who Feel Their Lives Are Threatened Are More Likely to Experience Miracles

People who experience threats to their existence — which these days may well be economic and political instability — are more likely to experience miracles, according to a Baylor University study.

– Baylor University

Review of Religious Research


UIC study examines high schoolers’ accuracy in classification of their peers

A new study led by University of Illinois Chicago researcher Rachel Gordon, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin, examines the accuracy of these peer group classifications based on similar values, behaviors, and int...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social Psychology Quarterly; R01HD081022; P2CHD042849

Targeted treatment for depression could benefit patients with psychosis

Patients with early onset psychosis may benefit from treatment for depression, including with anti-depressants alongside other medication, new research shows.

– University of Birmingham

Schizophrenia Bulletin



Unpacking the Federal Response to COVID-19 in Education

The coronavirus crisis is creating unprecedented challenges and exacerbating longstanding inequities in education. In response to the pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides more than $2...

– Wallace Foundation

includes video


Women less likely to receive pay for college internships

The odds of women receiving pay for a college internship are 34% lower than for men, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of College Student Development, Aug-2020

Smartphones Are Lowering Student’s Grades, Study Finds

The ease of finding information on the internet is hurting students’ long-term retention and resulting in lower grades on exams, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Educational Psychology


From Incarceration to Graduation

The CSU firmly believes that education can create alternatives to the justice system's revolving door policy. The university's commitment to offering options to those touched by incarceration is evident in programs such as Project Rebound, which is a...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CFES Educators Share Blueprint for Building Exemplary Virtual Learning Schools

On the cutting edge of education technology, Beekmantown (NY) Superintendent Dan Mannix built a successful virtual learning model, capable of drawing near perfect attendance, that he talked about during a CFES Brilliant Pathways live webinar.

– CFES Brilliant Pathways

includes video

Law and Public Policy


Affirmative Action Incentivizes High Schoolers to Perform Better, New Research Shows

Affirmative action is a contentious issue across the globe, hotly debated in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nigeria and Brazil, as well as in the United States. While the direct effects of affirmative action on college admissions are w...

– University of California San Diego

Review of Economics and Statistics


Airing commercials after political ads actually helps sell nonpolitical products

About $7 billion reportedly will be spent this fall on television and digital commercials from political campaigns and political action committees, filling the airwaves with political ads many viewers dislike. Companies running ads immediately afterw...

– Indiana University

LifeWire Announcement

Vulnerable Populations: How Will They Cope and Adapt This Hurricane Season?

Researchers will study areas that include counties in south and central Florida and the Panhandle, which are still recovering from Hurricanes Michael and Irma, and which saw an influx of displaced individuals from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. T...

– Florida Atlantic University

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Launches a Dual DNP/MPH Degree with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announce the launch of a dual-degree Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive/Master of Public Health (DNP/MPH) program to prepare students at the highest level o...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior Awards Outstanding Nutrition Education Professionals

Each year, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior awards a group of select individuals who have exhibited great dedication to furthering nutrition and health practices and invoke change within their own communities. These awards were presen...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Johns Hopkins ‘JustUs Dialogues’ Will Spotlight Critical Health and Justice Disparities

Five years ago, amid the grief and outrage surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, Johns Hopkins and the rest of Baltimore sharpened focus on making the city more just and equal. And last May, George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Schools Reopen Vs. Remote: Expert Panel for August 20, 2020, 2PM EDT

Schools Reopen Vs. Remote: Expert Panel for August 20, 2020, 2PM EDT

– Newswise

Rensselaer Announces New Degree Program in Biotechnology and Health Economics

A new program in Biotechnology and Health Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will equip students destined for a science-based career with the quantitative and modeling knowledge in economics needed to succeed in industry and consulting.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Anthony Fauci to Join GW Experts for a Livestreamed Event on COVID-19

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), will participate in a special live episode of the podcast “Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic” on Aug. 19. The conversation on COVID-19 will be strea...

– George Washington University





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