Critical Value #58 Better Supporting Working Families with Kids in the Time of COVID
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The dramatic shift to online learning has many families struggling to balance work and virtual learning, especially parents who aren’t able to work from home. Host Justin Milner speaks with Urban Institute researchers, Megan Gallagher and Gina Adams, and Melissa Hicks, director of the Albina-Rockwood Promise Neighborhood about how remote learning has presented major challenges for students and parents and what can be done to support working parents with school-age children.

Related links:
Mapping Student Needs during COVID-19
For Students of Color, Remote Learning Environments Pose Multiple Challenges
Meeting the School-Age Child Care Needs of Working Parents Facing COVID-19 Distance Learning
Child Care and Feeding Young Children during the Pandemic
Finding Solutions to Support Child Care during COVID-19
Stabilizing Supports for Children and Families during the Pandemic

Research Areas Workforce Families Children and youth
Tags Child care Families with low incomes
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population