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July 24, 2020
Ascendium Education Group has given grants to two higher education member organizations to help them continue their work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ascendium, a nonprofit aimed at helping people achieve their education and career goals, will be providing $10 million worth of grants through its Maintain Momentum for Student Success Initiative, according to a news release. Its goal is to help institutions maintain their memberships with these organizations as they face mounting budget deficits due to the public health crisis.
July 22, 2020
A coalition of states is coming together to help reskill workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession that left 11.1 percent of workers unemployed in June. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the American Association of Community Colleges on Tuesday launched the Reskilling and Recovery Network, which will include 20 states, according to a news release. The Lumina Foundation and the Siemens Foundation are supporting the effort.
July 21, 2020
An examination of the most selective public universities in the country found that representation of students of color has seen few -- if any -- improvements since 2000.
July 20, 2020
Nonwhite parents in Massachusetts who have less access to technology are more likely to say their high school children's college plans have changed due to COVID-19. Most parents who took the poll from MassINC Polling Group said their child's college plans had not changed, but there were disparities by race and income levels.
July 16, 2020
Students who stopped out of City Colleges of Chicago can now get a "fresh start."
July 15, 2020
More respondents cited self-doubt as a barrier to pursuing education than cost, according to the latest Strada Education Network survey results.
July 15, 2020
Students who take a few courses at community colleges increase their chances of earning a bachelor's degree, according to a new study from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College.
July 10, 2020
The Pennsylvania State Board of Education on Wednesday approved, 10 to 5, a plan to create a community college in Erie County. It will be the first new community college in the state in 27 years, according to a news release.
July 9, 2020
A new report examines how some Hispanic-serving institutions are preparing their Latinx students for the workforce. Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit focused on improving and supporting Latinx student success, analyzed the practices at four HSIs: Felician University in New Jersey, Florida International University, Lehman College in New York and Texas Woman's University.
July 9, 2020
The Affordable Care Act contributed significantly to increasing the number of college students with health insurance, according to a new report.

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