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Analyzing the Effects of COVID-19 on Educational Equity in Rural Pennsylvania School Districts

August 25, 2022  | Education

Using a mixed methods approach that combined state-level institutional data, local interviews with school administrators, and school district data, this research examined how COVID-19 has (re)shaped rural school districts’ ongoing efforts to identify and address equity concerns along geographic, fiscal, instructional, and racial/ethnic lines across Pennsylvania.

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Tags:  education , education equity , rural education , covid-19

Coroner/Medical Examiner Services in Pennsylvania

August 02, 2022  | Health Care and Human Services

This research provides information about Pennsylvania coroner/medical examiners (C/MEs) and their offices. It examined office caseloads, funding, facilities, forensic capacity, vehicles and equipment, and staffing and training resources. It also assessed how the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic affected county C/ME offices.

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Tags:  coroner , medical examiner , opiods , covid-19


Welcome to Rural Pennsylvania: COVID-19 and Residential Property Sales

October 31, 2021  | Community and Economic Development

The COVID-19 pandemic and extended period of business closures made many Americans re-examine their living and working conditions. Such re-examinations may affect housing markets in Pennsylvania, which have seen an increase in rural home purchases and a decrease in urban home purchases in 2020.


Tags:  real estate , home buyers , housing markets , covid-19

Introducing the Center's new journal, Rural Policy: The Research Bulletin of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.