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…

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  • 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…

  • 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 school year. What does the fall look like for c…

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