In March 2020, school districts
across California closed their doors, rapidly adjusting to remote
instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The
challenges associated with the adjustment are unprecedented and
their impacts continue to be felt, even as students have mostly
returns to classrooms.
UC Davis School of Education researchers are particularly
well-equipped to examine and help address these challenges. Below
is a selection of their work unearthing, naming and strategizing
the impact of COVID-19 on education.
Policy brief: From Policy
to Plans: Supporting Students During COVID-19, published by
PACE, co-authored by Dr. Alexandria Hurtt, Dr. Sherrie Reed,
Dr. Kramer A. Dykeman and Justin Luu, California Education Lab.
Data Collection After COVID-19: What Needs to Change?, MAEC,
with Prof. Kevin Gee.
Pandemic Responses in California: Identifying the
Structural and Instructional Changes in K-12, published by
PACE, co-authored by Dr. Alexandria Hurtt, Dr. Kramer Cohen
and Dr. Sherrie Reed, California Education Lab.
Project Documents How California’s K-12 Schools are Tackling the
Pandemic, Office of Research blog, profiling the work of
Prof. Michal Kurlaender and Dr. Sherrie Reed, California
Parenting Through Pandemics: Imagining and Demanding Justice in
Schools, Multicultural Perspectives, co-authored by
Profs. Elizabeth Montaño and Danny C. Martinez.
for the Second Half of the School Year and
Beyond, Education Week, featuring Prof.
Policy brief: Multi-Tiered
System of Supports to Address Childhood Trauma: Evidence and
Implications, published by PACE, co-authored by
Prof. Kevin Gee and Dr. Christina Murdoch.
Chronic Absence Patterns and Prediction During Covid-19: Insights
from Connecticut, published jointly by Attendance Works and
the Connecticut State Department of Education, co-authored by
Prof. Kevin Gee.
America’s Schools Safe for Asian Americans?, The
Conversation, co-authored by Prof. Kevin Gee.
Policy brief: Prosperity
or Hardship: Equity-Driven Education Funding in the Era of
COVID-19, by Prof. Heather Rose and Patti F. Herrera, EdD ’19
Webinar: Ensuring Support
for Racial Equity in Schools, School of Education,
featuring speakers: EdD student Garth Lewis; Director
Carlas McCauley; Prof. Michal Kurlaender; Prof.
Margarita Jimenez-Silva; Executive Director of Equity and
Support Services, Yolo County Office of Education Micah
Studer; and Prof. Danny C. Martinez.
Webinar Series: Finding Balance:
Addressing Today’s Challenges with Lessons Learned from
Last School Year, produced by the School of Education in
partnership with PowerSchool and Microsoft:
California Community College System
brief: Turning on a Dime: California Community College
Transformation in Response to COVID-19. Published by
Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and
Research, UC Davis School of Education website.
the Impact of Emergency Remote Instruction at California
Community Colleges, UC Davis Office of Research blog,
spotlighting the work of Prof. Cassandra Hart.
Everybody Pulling in the Same Direction: The COVID-19 Shift to
Online Delivery of Instruction and Student Services,
published by Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College
Leadership and Research, UC Davis School of Education website.
Co-authors include Prof. Cassandra Hart, postdoctoral scholar Dr.
Michael Hill and PhD student Emily Alonso.
Current and Potential College Students
Research paper: “Disparate Impacts of COVID-19
Disruptions for California College Students,” Journal of
Student Financial Aid. Co-authored by Dr. Sherrie Reed,
postdoctoral fellow Dr. Elizabeth Friedmann, Prof. Michal
Kurlaender and Prof. Paco Martorell.
Research paper: Examining Recruitment
Practices for Servingness during COVID-19: Perspectives from
Institutional Agents at an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution
(HSI), Education Sciences. Co-authored by a team
including Prof. Marcela G. Cuellar and undergraduate student
Mayra Nuñez Martinez.
Research briefs: authored by the
California Education Lab, published by the California Student Aid
Has the Pandemic Affected College Students in California?:
COVID-19 Student Survey Shows How Students Are Faring During
Pandemic, UC Davis website, spotlighting research by the
California Education Lab.
The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Associated Restrictions
on Participation in Community and Citizen Science, Citizen
Science Theory and Practice, co-authored by Prof. Heidi Ballard.
Webinar: Covid’s Impact on
Education, UC Davis Live, with Prof. Michal Kurlaender
and Prof. Kevin Gee.
With Online Learning, ‘Let’s Take a Breath and See What Worked
and Didn’t Work.’ New York Times, quoting Prof. Cassandra
Research paper: Tinkering in the time of COVID: Lessons
from educators’ efforts to facilitate playful tinkering through
online learning, International Journal of Play,
co-authored by Prof. Lee Martin and PhD student Ciara Thomas
Tips for Facilitating Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)
Remotely, Community Futures, Community Lore website.
Co-authored by Prof. Nancy Erbstein.
on Community Engaged Learning During a Pandemic, UC Davis
Public Scholarship and Engagement blog, Prof. Lee
Research paper: Teaching
an experiential field course via online participatory science
projects: A COVID‐19 case study of a UC California Naturalist
course, Ecology and Evolution, co-authored
by PhD students Laci Gerhart-Barley, Christopher Jadallah,
Sarah Angulo, and Greg Ira.
Related Article: How
to Teach an Experiential Field Course Online, UC Davis School
of Education blog.
College Opportunity Programs, Researchers and Students through
Citizen Science: Reimagining Possibilities of STEM and CTE,
Center for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis School of
for Equity in K-12 Digital Learning Spaces with UC Davis School
of Education, featuring Profs. Margarita Jimenez-Silva,
Darnel Degand, Jenni Higgs and Cynthia Carter Ching. Produced by
the UC Davis School of Education in partnership with Microsoft
Policy brief: Supporting
Learning in the COVID-19 Context: Research to Guide Distance and
Blended Instruction, co-authored by Prof. Kevin Gee.
Published by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE),
Media mention: Can
You Teach a Small Seminar From a Distance?, Chronicle of
Higher Education: Teaching Newsletter, quoting Prof.
Media mention: Distance
Learning Presents Extra Challenges to English-Learners and Their
Families, Napa Valley Register, quoting Prof. Yuuko
to School: Distance Learning Webinar for Parents with
Prof. Rebecca Ambrose. Produced by UC Davs Alumni and Affiliate
Last updated 10/6/22