Ashley A. Smith

Ashley A. Smith, Reporter, covers community colleges, for-profit schools and non-traditional students for Inside Higher Ed. She joined the publication in 2015 after covering government and K-12 education for the Fort Myers News-Press in Florida for three years. Ashley also covered K-12 and higher education for three years at the Marshfield News-Herald in Wisconsin. She has interned with The Flint Journal, USA Today and the Detroit Free Press. Ashley grew up in Detroit and is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University. 

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Most Recent Articles

October 16, 2018
Some community colleges have found innovative partnerships with their public housing authorities may help combat student homelessness.
October 12, 2018
Colleges worry the federal student aid verification process singles out more low-income students and may be stopping them from receiving grants.
October 3, 2018
A growing number of colleges are trying to help poor students meet their basic needs and remove barriers that keep them from graduating.
October 3, 2018
EAB, a research and technology services company, launched new software today that make it easier for college students to determine which of their courses will transfer.
October 1, 2018
Peralta Community Colleges find themselves in a catch-22 as they allege financial mismanagement by administrators and campaign for more public funding for the system.
September 27, 2018
New report highlights the different methods and ways community colleges offer first-year experience programs to students.
September 27, 2018
The Institute for Higher Education Policy launched a three-year initiative Wednesday to help states and colleges increase the number of adults with degrees by targeting those who earned course credits but did not complete college.
September 26, 2018
Proposals for tuition-free college programs shift to meet the needs of the state while also exhibiting qualities of more successful existing initiatives.
September 20, 2018
Going beyond placement exams allows more community college students to take and pass gateway math and English courses, but some worry about students who need remediation.
September 19, 2018
A Texas community college system has had some success offering free summer courses to encourage students to pursue full-time status, but questions remain about why more students aren't taking up the offer.

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