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Burden of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Related Behavioral Stressors of Students in Pennsylvania Schools
Results of a study investigating the stress effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural and urban Pennsylvania students' mental health. Uses primary and secondary data to compute a mental health stress index of youth mental stress levels and to examine the impact of the pandemic on youth behaviors.
Author(s): S.N. Gajanan
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Rural-Urban Differences in Social and Emotional Protective Factors and Their Association with Child Health and Flourishing
Examines differences in childhood protective factors in rural and urban communities that correlate with childhood health and wellness. Utilizes 2018-2021 data from the National Survey of Children's Health to analyze protective factors such as caregiver emotional and social support, caregiver mental and physical health, family resilience and connectedness, neighborhood and school safety, and more. Includes rural versus urban comparisons with data further broken down by race/ethnicity, sex, age, health status, and marriage status of caregiver.
Author(s): Rose Y. Hardy, Samantha J. Boch, Mattina A. Davenport, Laura J. Chavez, Kelly J. Kelleher
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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Measuring Supply Capacity at Center-Based CCEE Programs
Provides information and methodology to estimate enrollment and vacancies at center-based child care and early education (CCEE) programs by utilizing 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) data. Lists CCEE enrollment expansion potential data for infants and 4-year old children according to provider and community characteristics, including urbanicity.
Author(s): W Wong, A R Datta
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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September 2023 MACPAC Meeting Transcript
Transcript from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission's (MACPAC) September 2023 meeting. Covers managed care denials and appeals, Medicaid demographic data collection, the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement, the MACPAC hospital supplemental payment work plan, a review of the proposed rule on nursing facility staffing and payment transparency, and school-based behavioral health services for students enrolled in Medicaid, among other things. Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Implementation of Universal School Meals During COVID-19 and Beyond: School Food Authority and Parent Perspectives
Examines the implementation of the Universal School Meals (USM) policy during COVID-19 and the continuation of USM in California and Maine. Analyzes survey data from school food authorities (SFAs) and parents in both states. Reports on issues such as food procurement and staffing issues during COVID-19, parental perspectives on school meals, and benefits of USM. Includes feedback from rural areas in Maine.
Additional links: Brief
Author(s): Leah Chapman, Juliana F. W. Cohen, Wendi Gosliner, et al.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022
Presents information on issues such as crime, safety, use of illegal substances, and bullying in schools utilizing multiple national datasets. Includes statistics on school shootings, non-fatal violent crime, school reports on crime and discipline problems, and more. Provides statistics on percentage of schools offering mental health services as well as prevalence of bullying broken down by city, suburban, town, and rural.
Author(s): VĂ©ronique Irwin, Ke Wang, Jiashan Cui, Alexandra Thompson
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics
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Sociodemographic Differences in COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences Among Families in the United States
Examines challenges experienced by individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic according to sociodemographic differences. Analyzes survey data focused on children and caregivers and their experiences with infection and testing, healthcare, school, access to food, child care and work, financial concerns, and more. Data is broken down by demographic variables such as caregiver education, age of children, and rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Kaja Z. LeWinn, Leonardo Trasande, Andrew Law, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(8)
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Public High School Graduation Rates in Rural Areas
Provides 2019-2020 public high school student graduation rates according to locale of city, suburban, town, or rural.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics
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English Learners and Students with Disabilities in Rural Public Schools
Provides 2019 data to show percentages of students who are English language learners or who have disabilities according to city, suburban, town, or rural locale.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics
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Children in Rural Areas and Their Family Characteristics
Provides 2019 data on the percentages of children aged 5 to 17 enrolled in school, the highest education level of their parents, and their family structure by locale, with breakdowns by city, suburban, town, and rural. Includes poverty levels of children by state.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics
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