Issue 27: The Student Parent Issue

Insights & Outlooks

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…

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…

COVID-19

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I am in my senior year and want to take advantage of networking opportunities for my future career, but do I just become a non-present parent for my kids? Do I delay adjusting my immigration status until I am done with school, but risk losing status and being deported? What do I do? It’s a question no one else can answer for me.

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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…

All Content

  • 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 once. Student parents juggle ever so carefully be…

  • 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 I spoke to this fall a…

  • 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 fifth of the entire U.S. undergraduate stud…

  • 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 17, 2020, I filled the largest bag I owned w…

  • 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 life-changing diff…

  • 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 finishing her last semester at Sal…

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