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  • 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…

  • 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 hurrying from classroom to c…

  • 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 is considered a ‘hot spot’ due to the rapi…

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