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September 11, 2020
Colleges are using virtual events and blending modes of learning and reaching out to students one-on-one to build community in the age of COVID-19.
September 11, 2020
Front-line workers in Michigan can now attend community college tuition-free. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan's governor, announced the Futures for Frontliners program Thursday. It will provide tuition-free college to about 625,000 people in the state, according to a release.
September 10, 2020
Two-year colleges worked quickly to help students get through the pandemic, pivoting to drive-through food banks and community partnerships.
September 10, 2020
A nonprofit advocacy organization for students who are also parents has released a tool kit with recommendations for how colleges can best support those students. Generation Hope held a focus group in July with the teen student parents it serves in the Washington, D.C., area. The Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation provided funding to create the tool kit.
September 4, 2020
Governing board member accused of spoiling the search for a new chancellor of Arizona's largest community college district.
September 3, 2020
A new report examines the challenges that Latinx students face on the path to higher education, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. UnidosUS, the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, conducted eight listening sessions with 78 people with its affiliate organizations in several states prior to the pandemic, according to a news release. The focus on these students' experiences comes as Latinx students are predicted to make up more than one-quarter of the undergraduate student population by 2026.
September 3, 2020
New analysis found that a college's reopening decision for the fall term is tied to the red or blue shade of its state, even if political pressure may not be direct.
September 2, 2020
Most classes are still remote at Hagerstown Community College, but staff and faculty have had VPN access revoked and must now return to campus to work.
September 2, 2020
Drake University, a private college in Iowa, is creating a two-year college pathway for students. The John Dee Bright College at Drake University expects to begin enrolling students in fall 2021. It will offer associate degrees in the integrated arts, sciences and humanities, as well as business, organization and professional studies, according to a news release.
September 2, 2020
New research on adult students who are trying to earn college degrees found that it's more apt to talk about perseverance rather than persistence. Adults tend to have more stops and starts as they progress toward a degree, according to the joint report from the Graduate! Network, a consortium of providers and institutions serving adult learners, and New America, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

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