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Lewin, Roy research featured in NPR story

Adultification affecting minority children faced with hard choices

Faculty Associates Amy Lewin and Kevin Roy conducted research in Montgomery County, Maryland, on behelf of  Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence, conducting interviews with Black and Latino students and students from low-income families about their learning experiences during the pandemic. National Public Radio used the research in an article detailing student experiences and the challenges of trying to learn while also caring for family.

Students burdened with economic worries and household duties during the pandemic are experiencing "adultification," the expectation of taking on responsibilities usually managed by adults, the two said. "Stress levels can be really, really, high for these young people," Lewin added. "Living with that kind of chronic stress can take a toll in all kinds of ways, physiologically and psychologically."

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For Many Local Students, The Pandemic Has Meant A Mountain Of Adult Responsibilities, NPR, Amy Lewin and Kevin Roy, March 9, 2021