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

  • Collin Kane – Cornell University

    On March 6, Cornell students learned that the local Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit system, known affectionately as the TCAT, would be undertaking preventat…

  • Martín Moreno – Georgetown University & LEDA Policy Corps Member

    When all the students were called to move out of our dorms at Georgetown University, I was worried about how I was going to store my belongings and if I would …

  • Mysia Perry – University of Richmond & LEDA Policy Corps Member

    On March 2, 2020, I first learned that COVID-19 would impact me personally before it became the pandemic that worried many Americans into emptying stores out o…

  • Adrian Williams – Wright State University

    The COVID-19 pandemic has become an international crisis that has significantly altered every facet of my life. As a student leader, it has also been the most …

  • Caylonna Perdue – University of Central Florida

    As a graduating senior at the University of Central Florida (UCF), my favorite part about being on campus is getting to network with a group of students that a…

  • Zenani Johnson – University of West Florida

    For many college seniors, we are often asked, “what’s next for you?” Now more than ever it is an overwhelming and loaded question. Not having an exact plan can…

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