Student protections

Biden urged to cancel student debt

They want him to move without Congress. Will he?

Colleges point fingers at students for partying, spreading COVID-19

Shame and fear aren't the best motivators for public health campaigns, experts say. But colleges take that approach amid COVID-19 outbreaks as campuses reopen.

Students asked to sign liability waivers to return to campus

As fall semester approaches, students are increasingly opposing liability waivers and "informed consent" agreements required by colleges as a condition of returning to campus.

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.

It's not so much when colleges reopen -- it's also how

Colleges face a host of daunting considerations, beyond testing for coronavirus infection, when it comes to reopening.

Pivot to online raises concerns for FERPA, surveillance

Colleges are scrambling to move courses online. But with those changes come concerns over privacy and surveillance.

CDC, American College Health Association and Education Department issue guidance on responding to COVID-19

New guidance on COVID-19 from the CDC, the American College Health Association and the Department of Education can help colleges prepare for possible cases.

Mental health, for-profits and aid concerns for student veterans

Colleges need to focus on recruiting, supporting and graduating student veterans now more than ever, as these students face hardships due to the pandemic, experts say.

Miami Dade College reopens, despite student and faculty protests

Miami Dade College is worrying some faculty and students with its decision to reopen.

Community colleges that decided early to go online this fall don't regret it

The need for safety, training and planning drove these community college leaders to choose online learning for the fall.

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