Seventeen states in the U.S. now offer free community college tuition, and existing programs cover tuition for many students. But President Biden wants to make that happen nationwide. This week we'll explore both sides of the debate over free community…
Amid higher dropout rates, a professor in Texas redoubles her efforts to lead students to success.
By Melissa B. Taboada, The Hechinger Report
The proportion of graduates with degrees in science and engineering who are Black is flat or down, even as demand for workers in those high-paying fields grows at double the rate of other occupations. And Covid-19 pandemic trends appear to…
By Melba Newsome, The Hechinger Report
Universities including Rutgers, Brown, Cornell and Northeastern recently told students they must get vaccinated before returning to campus next fall.
By Associated Press
By Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed
Governors have proposed a patchwork of higher education funding increases and cuts in their budgets.
It’s been a brutal academic year for higher education, with enrollment down in the fall more than 560,000 undergraduate students compared to 2019. But there has been at least one area of growth at many schools: short-term programs that help…
By Lawrence Lanahan, The Hechinger Report
Fall enrollment at community colleges was down 10 percent from a year earlier, according to National Student Clearinghouse data.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Jason Kane
Typically during a recession, community college enrollment goes up as unemployed workers start looking for new skills. But that’s not happening this time around, signaling trouble for the economy and individual families going forward, particularly for lower-income students and students…
By Candice Norwood
Addressing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on education will be among some of the most urgent issues facing President-elect Joe Biden when he takes office.
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