- Column: ‘Step into the gap’ to create college opportunities
- > Nov 12, 6:49 AM: Heaven is one of more than 29,000 students who have attended college thanks to scholarships from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, founded more than 30 years ago to make college possible for students who might not otherwise
- This College Degree Is Brought to You by Amazon
- Nov 10, 8:26 AM: As university budgets are squeezed and student debt loads rise, an era of close-knit relationships between companies and universities is getting under way
- Community College Enrollment Is Way Down
- Oct 19, 8:54 AM: Like way, way down. That could harm millions of Black, Latino and low-income students who enter the higher education system through the system.
- Stop telling Black people we could close the wealth gap if we valued education more
- Sep 25, 8:05 AM: Black parents feel it’s very important that their children earn a college degree, Michelle Singletary writes. But a degree doesn’t necessarily confer the same advantages it does for Whites.
- The latest crisis: Low-income students are dropping out of college this fall in alarming numbers
- > Sep 17, 8:31 AM: As fall semester gets into full swing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, schools are noticing a concerning trend: Low-income students are the most likely to drop out or not enroll at all, raising fears that they might never
- Colleges Consider Layoffs as COVID-19 Wreaks Financial Havoc
- > Jul 28, 7:53 AM: Since March, universities and colleges in the country have faced financial constraints due to the COVID-19 outbreak. When coronavirus cases began to surge in the spring, campuses shut down and transitioned to a hybrid approach or
- The best route for moving up is in danger of being blocked
- Jul 23, 8:52 AM: A failure to invest sufficiently in public colleges hindered the economic recovery from the Great Recession a decade ago. Let's not make that mistake again.
- Opinion: Don’t let ‘Degrees of Freedom’ corporatize Marlboro campus
- > Jul 21, 7:06 AM: I am writing to urge you to not sell the campus to this purported charter school business, for a number of reasons. Following a closer look at the proposal and the background of "Degrees of Freedom," I have strong reservations that
- Poll: Many Low-Income, Latino Residents Are Rethinking College Amid The Pandemic
- Jul 16, 8:25 AM: A sizable minority of Massachusetts’ most underserved high school students and their families are reconsidering their higher education plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Editorial: A shield from lawsuits could help our schools resume teaching and research
- 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
- 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
- > 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
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 >
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- Thousands of community college students withdraw after a lost semester amid coronavirus
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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?
- 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
- 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
- > 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