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Hopkins Cancels Programs for High Schoolers

June 28, 2022

Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth runs summer programs for high school students at universities throughout the country. The Washington Post reported that about 870 of the nearly 2,900 students will not be able to participate this year. In addition, Hopkins notified the students this weekend, as some were traveling to the sites of the program. An email to parents said, “The nationwide labor shortage affecting many industries has created conditions that make it impossible to deliver an experience that rises to the level of quality we expect for our families and programs.”

Virginia Roach, executive director of the center, said in a statement that families were offered full refunds of tuition and travel costs. “I fully recognize that these options do not make up for the disruption this has created for parents who planned their summers around our programming, and the extreme disappointment for students who dedicated themselves to preparing for this opportunity,” she said. “The failure to notify families in a timely manner is wholly unacceptable.”

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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