About Chloe Gibbs

Chloe Gibbs, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame where she is also a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families, and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities. Professor Gibbs studies the effectiveness of policies and programs outside of the regular school day and year and beyond the traditional classroom to understand how different investments affect children's educational trajectories. Some of her recent projects investigate the impact of Head Start, parenting interventions, virtual summer school in the middle grades, and comprehensive supports for high school students at-risk of dropping out. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and cited by the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

This week’s post focuses on employment effects of pandemic-induced school closures, a topic covered previously in October and December posts. COVID-19 disruptions have created a difficult balancing act for working parents, and evidence shows that the challenges are particularly acute Read More
Researchers very recently released two studies—both generating a lot of attention—providing new evidence on the role of in-person schooling in community spread of COVID-19. This emerging research advances our collective understanding of schools and COVID-19 spread as the most rigorous Read More
This week’s post focuses on schools as a source of free- and reduced-price meals for children, and the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on that function, just as families with children are facing increased levels of food insecurity. Innovation Read More
As the fall term of the 2020–21 school year draws to a close, the evidence on students’ academic progress amidst pandemic disruptions and on COVID spread in schools is mounting. Learning Losses A new report from McKinsey & Company, released Read More
This week, we revisit some recurring topics as more evidence emerges on important questions of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected student learning and the labor force participation of mothers of school-age children. Learning Progress in the Time of COVID-19 Read More
This week’s post focuses on recent research on the role of school closures as a non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI) in curbing COVID-19 spread, and survey results from educators on how the pandemic has shaped and shifted teaching and learning. School Closures Read More
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages and many government officials and school administrators are making tough decisions about in-person schooling, some new summaries characterize the risk of COVID spread in schools, and new evidence on the early childhood care and education Read More
Emerging research, including new survey evidence, helps to illuminate how students and their families have been affected and are continuing to navigate the challenges of COVID-induced schooling disruptions and changes. The Student Attendance Crisis While the COVID-19 pandemic and its Read More
Resources are important to both (1) effectively shifting instruction to new modes of delivery and (2) redressing learning losses caused by COVID-19 schooling disruptions. First, the “digital divide” due to differential access to technology by family socioeconomic status contributes to Read More
A previous post highlighted efforts to track COVID-19 cases connected to K-12 schools, and now more evidence is available on the role of in-person schooling in community spread. Much of the new research suggests that students in schools are not Read More

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