Madeline St. Amour

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July 9, 2020
Researchers used the racial and ethnic makeups of ZIP Codes as a proxy for race to track financial trajectories of college students.
July 8, 2020
One of the largest surveys of students during the COVID-19 pandemic found that many are dealing with lost income, housing disruption and uncertainty about whether to return to college. The California Student Aid Commission surveyed 76,000 students in all higher education sectors across California who submitted state and federal financial aid applications, including high school seniors who intend to enroll in college.
July 7, 2020
Officials were determined to keep their promise to start a program, even when funding plans fell through the cracks. They're dipping into the college system's reserves -- during a recession -- to do so.
July 7, 2020
A new report highlights ways governors and other state policy makers are working to improve workforces with lifelong learning.
July 7, 2020
Many recent surveys have painted a dismal picture of what students expect from their futures. But one from Barnes & Noble Education found that some students are optimistic about finding jobs in their field.
June 30, 2020
A City University of New York program considered a national model for improving graduation rates of disadvantaged students is facing budget cuts. Higher ed experts worry this may be the first of many disinvestments in student success due to the recession caused by the pandemic.
June 26, 2020
Some colleges provide detailed lists of transportation, housing and other indirect expenses, while others provide nothing. Without clear information, students can end up in dire financial situations.
June 25, 2020
COVID-19 and nationwide antiracism protests have intensified conversations about inequity in higher education. One research group hopes to use the moment to promote more inclusive ways to validate learning.
June 25, 2020
Students in Generation Z believe that higher education is important, but many are interested in taking alternative routes to the traditional four-year degree, according to a new study. ECMC Group, a nonprofit focused on student success, partnered with Vice Media to survey 2,200 high schoolers ages 14 to 18 in late February and mid-May. Some of the results and additional resources are on the website
June 25, 2020
A new report argues that community colleges are in the best position to upskill and train the millions of Americans who became unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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