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  • 101: Distance Education

    Today's students—who are more diverse in age, race, and income than any previous generation—are more likely to be older,…

  • Distance Education Backgrounder

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic made distance education the new normal, it was steadily becoming more common. Today’s students—many…

  • Higher learning for a higher purpose: Fighting inequality in the ‘human work’ era

    COVID-19 has upended the global economy with astonishing speed and severity. Millions have had their work environments drastically changed,…

  • Building a Packet for Success

    Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for many children and parents. Yet, for families that have…

  • FAQ: Distance Education Accreditation and COVID-19 Waivers

    Today’s students—37 percent of whom are over the age of 25, a quarter of whom are parents, and 60…

  • Higher Education Policy & Regulatory Transition Recommendations

    WASHINGTON (October 6, 2020) — Higher Learning Advocates provided recommendations to advance higher education policy and regulations in key…

  • Fall 2020: A Senior In The Making, A Mother Soon Breaking

    I, like the rest of nearly four million student parents, am already juggling a million different tasks all at…

  • Reimagining Higher Ed for Equity and Student Parent Success

    “Was higher ed designed for minority students?”  A student asked this question during a Temple University “Sociology of Education” class…

  • Time to Innovate: How We Can Harness an Unprecedented Moment in Higher Education to Better Serve Student Parents

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic upturned how all of us work and learn, nearly four million student parents—more than a…

  • Student Parents and the Opportunity to Support Multiple Generations of Families

    For 14 years, I have been an Institutional Researcher at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, NY. On March…

  • Centering Student Parent Families in COVID-19 Response

    For the nearly four million undergraduate students with dependent children—including 2.7 million mothers—earning a college degree can make a…

  • Student Story: Illise Ellsworth, University of Utah

    Illise Ellsworth was transitioning from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah when the pandemic began. While…