Madeline St. Amour

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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.
June 24, 2020
Students who are also workers faced challenges even before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from the University of California, Los Angeles, Labor Center.
June 24, 2020
Economic mobility metrics and rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.
June 24, 2020
Information about indirect and nontuition college expenses is difficult to find, and these expenses are often the reason for financial hardship among students, according to a report from uAspire. The report used data from more than 800 colleges and 150 students to understand the impact of costs like housing, transportation, food, laptops and other supplies. It argues that students need clear information about these potential costs while making decisions about college, but that is often hard to find.
June 23, 2020
The outlook for current college students has changed for the worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Researchers from Arizona State University surveyed about 1,500 undergraduate students at the institution to determine how the pandemic has impacted their current situation and expected outcomes.
June 18, 2020
Companies and colleges are launching new programs and partnerships to re-enroll stopped-out students. The timing couldn't have been better.


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