Madeline St. Amour

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January 16, 2020
Race-conscious policies are the best answer for addressing equity issues in higher education, according to a report from the Education Trust. The report examined history, current inequalities and the effect of using "proxies" for race on outcomes to make its case.
January 16, 2020
New legislation in New Jersey lets incarcerated people use state aid to pay for college. Governor Phil Murphy, a Democrat, last week signed a law that will let incarcerated people use grant and scholarship money if they were New Jersey residents for at least a year prior to incarceration, according to NJ.com.
January 15, 2020
A Texas nonprofit has created a report card to score the state's public institutions on how well they serve first-generation, low-income students. ScholarShot, based in Dallas, rates the colleges using metrics like graduate outcomes, academic engagement, financial management and interventions. Twenty-eight of the state's 35 public institutions participated in the nonprofit's survey.
January 14, 2020
Student loan debt for graduate students is up, and black students are the hardest hit, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.
January 14, 2020
After less than a year on the job, Heather Hiles is stepping down as CEO of Calbright College, California's new online-only community college.
January 8, 2020
Virginia may join the ranks of states that have made community colleges tuition-free this year, but the state is taking a different approach by providing grants for basic needs.
January 3, 2020
A Washington State community college is facing a large budget shortfall, leaving one of its most popular (and most expensive) programs at risk. Shoreline Community College is facing a shortfall of $2 million, according to The Seattle Times, leading administrators to begin a program-by-program review.
January 3, 2020
Community college in New York is betting on partnerships with other countries and local faith organizations to increase its sagging enrollment.
January 3, 2020
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has been appointed chancellor of a university in Northern Ireland. Clinton, who ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, will be the first woman in Queen's University's 173-year history to hold the position, according to the BBC. The term lasts for five years.
January 2, 2020
The community colleges in Washington State received one of their largest gifts to date from a woman who saw the importance of education, despite not attending college herself. Eva Gordon, who died in 2018 at the ripe age of 105, left behind $10 million to the state's 17 community colleges, according to The Seattle Times.

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