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Faculty members in new coronavirus hot spots want a remote fall or delayed opening

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Reopening plans in many new coronavirus hot spots were drafted before cases surged. Faculty members in those states want a do-over, in the form of an all-online fall or at least a delayed opening.

National Student Clearinghouse data reveal stable enrollment in spring

Spring campus closures and the shift to remote learning did not have a major negative impact on student enrollments, finds the National Student Clearinghouse. But racial gaps emerge.

Americans seeking to change job fields prefer nondegree training to make the jump

A quarter of Americans say they would pursue education or training within six months if they lost their job, but most prefer nondegree training over the traditional college route.

The pandemic has worsened equity gaps in higher education and work

The pandemic has accelerated and worsened equity gaps in higher education and its connection to work, according to new data, which may also show paths to improving this connection.

California community college alliance aims to improve racial equity in higher education

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Dozens of the state's two-year institutions join an alliance to end educational gaps and improve campus racial climates.

Community college systems in Virginia, California to review law enforcement training

Amid widespread protests over another police killing of a black American, two-year systems in California and Virginia will reassess their major role in law enforcement training.

Many four-years plan to reopen in the fall, but many community colleges plan a virtual semester

As most four-year colleges continue to announce intentions to reopen campuses in the fall, many community colleges have said they will remain (mostly) virtual.

Size of state budget cuts becomes clearer

Experts had predicted states would have to cut higher education funding. The scope is becoming clearer every day.

Small colleges get millions while other colleges struggle

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is coming under fire for spreading millions in stimulus aid to institutions with barely any students, while other colleges struggle.

Public colleges in N.J. face bleak future budgets, tough choices

Second nationally in deaths caused by the coronavirus. A frozen state budget. Efforts to recruit students to stay. How will higher education in New Jersey survive the coronavirus pandemic?

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