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Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Velvet Wahl

15 May 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, several schools are flipping the traditional format of school on its head; at home, students watch recorded lessons and then, during the day in the classroom, they work through homework. Advocates believe ...

CALmatters

Mikhail Zinshteyn

7 May 2020

California, United States

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During COVID-19, community college foundations in California are stepping up to support their undocumented students who haven't benefited from stimulus payments under the CARES Act, providing direct payments as well a...

Glendale News-Press

Vera Castaneda

9 April 2020

Glendale, California, United States

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California’s Glendale Community College normally operates a food pantry, called Food for Thought Pantry, for its students. Forced to close to slow the spread of COVID-19, it partnered with the Los Angeles Food Bank an...

USC Annenberg Media

Nisha Venkat

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Mutual aid programs that connect those in need with funds or assistance have launched across the nation as a means for many to navigate the closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. For university students, these d...

LAist

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

3 April 2020

Santa Monica, California, United States

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In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, California community college, Santa Monica College, organized a pop-up, drive-thru food giveaway for its students. The resources were funded with help from the Santa Monica Colleg...

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

Penina Krieger

23 March 2020

United States

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Medical students have found creative ways to pitch in during the Coronavirus pandemic when they are not yet certified to work with patients. Students across the country are organizing to help out by doing things like ...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

23 March 2020

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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As colleges and universities across the United States have shifted to online classes and shut down their campuses, not every student simply has the ability to move home. To help support these students, many of whom ar...

CALmatters

Felicia Mello

Vanessa Arredondo

Janelle Salanga

17 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused universities to close campuses and forced classes to transition to virtual formats. While this transition has had its limitations for many – especially those who lack reliable acces...

The Atlantic

Andrew Ferguson

5 March 2020

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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Since 2013, Purdue University has frozen its annual tuition at $9,992, a stark contrast to the trend of ballooning costs at most U.S. institutions of higher education. The president has focused on savings generated fr...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Katherine Rapin

27 February 2020

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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In Wilmington, Delaware, high schools are hosting college fairs featuring historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to introduce students to institutions of higher education that they might not otherwise kn...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

19 February 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Since 2014, Johns Hopkins University has not considered legacy status in admissions decisions. In the wake of the 2019 college admissions scandal, other schools are weighing the value of similar measures.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Katherine Rapin

10 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To reduce food waste and address food insecurity on campus, Temple University students started a group messaging app to inform students about free extra food from events.

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

7 February 2020

Miami, Florida, United States

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Some colleges think students are overwhelmed by the number of options they have to choose from—countless classes and extracurriculars are available on many campuses. Schools across the United States are experimenting ...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

6 February 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has seen its six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018, as well as an increase in the number of ...

The New York Times

Eduardo Porter

27 January 2020

Portland, Maine, United States

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Universities situated in the right market have proven to jumpstart innovation and technological hubs across the country, from San Diego to Boston. Now, Portland, Maine is testing out the economic impact and growth of ...

Chalkbeat

Lori Higgins

16 January 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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At Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit, the support of the high school doesn't stop at graduation. Staff at the school follow up with alumni at their new campuses to make sure they are on track and connect them w...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Debbie Kelley

12 January 2020

Colorado, United States

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An inclusion program established by lawmakers in Colorado allows intellectually disabled students to attend several colleges throughout the state. Mentors and staff help guide students through their years in school.

Chalkbeat

Kalyn Belsha

8 January 2020

United States

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In addition to encouraging students to pursue higher education, charter school networks have started to follow up with alumni who end up dropping out of college, offering them alternative paths to a degree, such as on...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacey Teicher Khadaroo

6 January 2020

United States

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Some colleges and universities believe the solution to a more equitable admissions process is the removal of standardized tests from the criteria considered. Now, many are acting on this idea and getting rid of the re...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfafo

28 December 2019

Washington, United States

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Students with intellectual disabilities often have limited options when it comes to pursuing post-secondary education. Washington State University is the first college in the state to offer students the opportunity to...

Los Angeles Times

Nina Agrawal

27 December 2019

United States

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In the United States, community colleges are increasingly offering child care opportunities for student parents.

USA Today

Kenny Jacoby

16 December 2019

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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A new college athletic policy being called the “Tracy Rule,” is gaining traction as more colleges are being held accountable for the behavior of their student athletes. The Tracy Rule, which has been adopted by 12 NCA...

The Colorado Sun

Erica Breunlin

9 December 2019

Colorado, United States

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Over one-third of juniors and seniors enrolled in Colorado public high schools are also taking postsecondary education courses. The model is saving students time and financial costs and is helping to close the achieve...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

8 December 2019

Alaska, United States

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The Arete Project in Alaska brings together a diverse group of students to earn college credit while completing classroom-based and outdoor learning assignments. In seminars and experiential courses, students learn fr...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

Felicia Mello

3 December 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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Defying the national trend, California is increasing its higher education budget and testing innovative solutions such as food banks on campus and an online community college.

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