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  • Higher learning for a higher purpose: Fighting inequality in the ‘human work’ era

    COVID-19 has upended the global economy with astonishing speed and severity. Millions have had their work environments drastically changed, or even worse, now …

  • Building a Packet for Success

    Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for many children and parents. Yet, for families that have to decide between a pack of binders or a pack of …

  • 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…

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