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April 20, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

"Kids Under Pressure" with Denise Pope

Denise Pope, ’88, PhD ’99

Denise Pope, ’88, PhD ’99

Student stress is up and engagement with learning is down during the pandemic. A new groundbreaking study by NBC News and Challenge Success reveals the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student well-being and academic engagement.

Based on survey responses from 10,000+ students across a range of high schools throughout the country, “Kids Under Pressure” is one of the largest national research studies shedding light on the impacts on student connection, engagement, and mental health when schools and society were disrupted by the pandemic. Join us for a discussion and Q&A on the results, implications, and takeaways from this study with Denise Pope, ’88, PhD ’99, senior lecturer in education and co-founder of Challenge Success.

Learn more about the study.

About the Speaker:

Denise Pope is a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Dr. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. She is the author of "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001), which was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001, and lead author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). She also co-hosts the Stanford University SiriusXM radio show called “School’s In” with Dan Schwartz, dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education.


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