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Editorial: A shield from lawsuits could help our schools resume teaching and research
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Jun 30, 8:13 AM: What institutions of higher education do not yet have is assurance that they will not be met with costly litigation if, as seems inevitable, someone gets sick on campus despite their best efforts.
Opinion: The Smart Way to Improve Online Learning
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Jun 25, 8:16 AM: When the coronavirus pandemic forced our nation’s colleges and universities to go digital this spring, an alarming national weakness was exposed.
Colleges Spend Millions to Prepare to Reopen Amid Coronavirus
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Jun 24, 8:39 AM: As colleges around the country map out plans to reopen their campuses in the fall, they have embarked on some unique and pricey shopping expeditions: sourcing miles of plexiglass, hundreds of thousands of face masks and, in the >
College Classes for HS Students Have Been Growing in Popularity
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Jun 23, 8:47 AM:

Across the United States, the number of high school students, like Bennett, who participate in dual-enrollment programs has more than doubled over the past two decades. But as the coronavirus has shuttered K-12 schools >

Thousands of community college students withdraw after a lost semester amid coronavirus
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Jun 23, 8:15 AM: With nine colleges and an annual enrollment of more than 200,000, the district serves some of the most vulnerable students in the state’s systems of public higher education. An estimated 1 in 5 were homeless before the pandemic, >
Penn will offer public high school seniors in Philly a free four-week college & career prep program
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Jun 23, 7:01 AM: At the University of Pennsylvania, administrators wanted to do something to help rising seniors in Philadelphia’s public high schools close any gap that may have been opened by the coronavirus pandemic.
Extra year of high school effort takes root
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Jun 22, 7:29 AM: As uncertainty looms over the reopening of universities, a new program is offering Boston’s graduating seniors a critical extra year of preparation before they dive in fully to college.
White students more likely to finish college than Black, Latino peers, study finds
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Jun 19, 6:07 AM: Even when Black and Latino graduates from Massachusetts public high schools have similar MCAS scores as their white peers, they are less likely to earn college degrees and make as much money, according to a report released Thursday >
Colleges are ditching required admission tests over covid-19. Will they ever go back?
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Jun 15, 8:49 AM: For generations of ambitious students, taking the SAT or ACT was considered essential to apply to the most selective colleges and universities. All but a few ultracompetitive schools required test scores.
Teenage Boys’ Lower Reading Skills Helps Predict Why Fewer Males Attend College
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Jun 11, 9:15 AM: A just published study has found that poor reading skills by boys in their adolescence, coupled with social attitudes about women attending college, can help explain why fewer men than women enroll in higher education.
Commentary: COVID-19 forces major universities to rethink traditional learning methods
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Jun 9, 8:15 AM: Blended learning — featuring professional media quality videos with custom integrated reading materials and exercises and online direct access to faculty and teaching assistants — as well as other innovative formats, can do the >
Op-Ed: Nearly all in-person USC classes will also be online. But remote learning doesn’t cut i
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Jun 4, 8:07 AM: Socioeconomic disadvantages always present the biggest challenges to college success, and it’s no different when a course moves online. I get to know the students in my small classes, and when our courses shifted online, most >
Student Behavior Is the Key to Reopening Colleges
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Jun 3, 8:18 AM: But ask almost any faculty member, including those whose field of study focuses entirely on college culture and student behavior, and most will say that it's naive to assume that students will adhere to campus restrictions at the >
Opinion: The coronavirus pandemic thrust my ASU classes into remote learning. We thrived
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Jun 3, 6:55 AM: Teaching college journalism remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic forcibly separated me from my students, who scattered from Mexico to Canada and throughout the United States. To my surprise, I got closer to them.
Colleges’ fall plans: Online classes? Hybrid? Early end to the semester? Options abound.
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Jun 1, 8:47 AM: Like the 500,000-student California State University system, the Community College of Philadelphia this week announced it will start courses online this fall, calling that the safest option.
Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming
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May 28, 8:17 AM: The pioneering online learning networks offer hard-earned lessons for what works and what doesn’t with online education.
Opinion: Scrapping the SAT Won’t Help Black and Latino Students
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May 27, 8:30 AM: We’d all like to see low-income minorities reach academic parity with whites and Asians, but lagging groups will have to get there from where they currently are, and getting rid of the SAT will only obscure where they are, not >
Editorial: An opportunity to rethink the learning experience
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May 27, 8:12 AM: Alabama Community College Chancellor Jimmy Baker believes there’s opportunity hidden in the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, and he’s determined to improve the educational experience offered in the 24 schools in his >
Commentary: The Future of College Is Online, and It’s Cheaper
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May 26, 8:50 AM: The coronavirus forced a shift to virtual classes, but their continuation could be beneficial even after the pandemic ends.
With higher ed in limbo, students are switching to community colleges
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May 20, 8:36 AM: Even before the pandemic, a small but growing number of university students looking for a cheap way to knock off a few general education requirements took the classes at their local community colleges in the summer. The strategy >

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