COVID-19 Stories

  • Rethinking PLA: The Urgency of Counting Prior Learning

    As the country works toward economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are at least 10…

  • Building a Packet for Success

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Way Forward in Higher Education

    Six months ago, St. Petersburg College operated quite differently. Our ten campuses and learning sites were bustling with students…

  • Lack of Broadband Access is a Barrier to Our Pandemic Recovery

    In Alabama, COVID-19 has our state colored red for a reason other than its political party representation. Our state…

  • Q&A with Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana Board of Regents

    A Q&A with Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed of the Louisiana Board of Regents.1. This is, of course, an unusual…

  • Q&A with President Lyle Roelofs of Berea College

    Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College…

  • A Fall Like No Other

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    Whether one is returning to college or entering college for the first time, Fall of 2020 is clearly a…