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

  • For the Next Stimulus Package, Direct Aid to States for Public Higher Education

    As Congress prepares for another round of stimulus legislation this summer, the unprecedented financial challenges confronting public colleges and universities…

  • Today’s Students Didn’t Need a Pandemic

    Today’s students didn’t need a pandemic. They didn’t need the added financial pressures, their kids at home, and their lives interrupted. They also didn’t need…

  • Working Together During the Crisis

    When I was asked to contribute to this blog, I wanted to sit down and write a piece full of professional assurance and effortless insight. Something pithy and …

  • The Future Economic Stability Depends on How Well Higher Education Can Adapt

    The great pandemic of 2020 has unarguably changed the way we do business and function in our day to day lives. Routines have been disrupted, and nothing feels …

  • Q&A with CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost José Luis Cruz

    The Higher Learning Advocates team sat down with José Luis Cruz, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost at The City University of New York, to learn …

  • Does Covid-19 Hurt College Dreams Too? 

    There is no playbook for how to best respond to a global pandemic, and while it is virtually impossible to predict the lasting impact that COVID-19 will have o…

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