With universities closed due to coronavirus, students are learning to cope – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Cameron Pelton studies ballet and choreography at Indiana University, subjects that don’t translate well to virtual instruction. “My grand plan was to spend three years in college,” he says. “But it might turn out to be four.” Photo: Eric Rudd/Indiana University Moving his education online because of the coronavirus presents…

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Universities now face tens of billions in losses for university endowments – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the midst of the ongoing downturn. College and university endowments that are heavily invested in stocks face tens of billions of dollars in potential losses. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The screens before him pulse with worrisome financial news,…

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How student parents of young kids make it through college – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Irena Butcher is all smiles after receiving her nursing pin at Borough of Manhattan Community College, with her 3-year-old daughter, Charlie, and partner, Semiv Ali. Charlie has been going to school with her mom while she gets her degree. Photo: Liz Willen/Hechinger Report NEW YORK — Before beginning her studies…

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When choosing college is — and isn’t — the right move – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. To students for whom going to college would be something they are doing primarily to satisfy someone else’s expectations for them or to get away from a bad circumstance, a four-year college is often not the right next step. That’s the daunting conclusion for many in the education world that…

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Nonbinary identities should be embraced, not disputed – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. “I couldn’t decide between Mr. or Ms., so I’m just choosing Dr.” This was my standard joke for breaking the news that I was returning to school for my doctorate. My friends were more shocked that I was going back to graduate school than in my saying that I was…

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California community colleges are an undervalued option – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Like many students who choose community college, I factored cost into my decision. In 2008, my family was heavily invested in real estate just before the market crashed. That investment collapsed, leading to a lot of debt. But I grew up in an area of Orange County, California, where most…

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More colleges are opening doors to students with intellectual disabilities and giving them life skills and a ticket to employment, but federal funding for some of these programs runs out next year. – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Courtney Jorgensen is a freshman in the Aggies Elevated program for students with intellectual disabilities Photo: Kim Raff for The Hechinger Report LOGAN, Utah — It was Day One of orientation for the 15 students in Utah State University’s program for students with intellectual disabilities, and the group was playing…

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Making elite colleges white again – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. A federal court ruled last week in Students for Fair Admissions vs Harvard that Harvard University can continue considering race in its admissions processes. Among the many different attributes the Ivy League university looks for in a potential student, such as academic potential, extracurricular activities, community service, maturity, ethical decision-making…

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Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) set to lose $100 million – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Hispanic-serving institutions are rapidly growing in number, but the federal aid available to them is shrinking almost as fast. A section of the Higher Education Act has reserved $100 million annually in competitive grants for HSIs to increase the number of Latino students with bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering…

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Is it time to focus on national college access instead of free college? – Education Article

  There’s a national conversation about “free” college taking place in statehouses and dining rooms across America. There are many students who want to attend college, but costs get in the way. Currently, only 47 percent of U.S. adults aged 24 to 64 have a college degree. Michigan lags a bit further behind at 45 percent. By comparison, 57 percent of our neighbors in Canada and 51 percent of adults in Japan have a college degree, according to the National Center…

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Virtual counseling services try to increase number of rural college students – Education Article

Cayanne Korder, 18, studies in the Red Wing High library before heading to a local hospital for an internship. Korder, due to graduate this month, credits the virtual advising program College Possible for helping her get accepted to Emory University on a full scholarship. Steve Friess for The Hechinger Report RED WING, Minn. — Cayanne Korder long believed college would be her ticket out of this rural factory town of about 16,000 people. As far back as middle school, she…

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International education programs in an age of isolation – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times’s education supplement, Learning. ‘Developing relationships across seas’ In the United States, men who take particular care of their physical appearance are widely considered to be less masculine. Noa Fay, 18, thought that was a standard belief. But in a gender studies course through the Global Online Academy, or GOA, Noa heard from classmates in Kenya, Hong Kong, England, India and South…

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Is this minority group too small to have a voice on campus? – – Education Article

  Getty Images Can members of the ethnic minority that comprises the largest Asian-American group in Wisconsin feel truly included on the state’s flagship campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison? Perhaps. But participants in our study, “Our HMoob American College Paj Ntaub,” say they do not feel that way yet. Our study documents some of the ways that the historical processes of colonization and displacement are reproduced in the United States, specifically through the education system. On the surface, the…

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A sharp rise of Latinx in higher education— but support for them is lagging – Education Article

Hsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class. Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report GARY, Ind. — The first time Hsiulien Perez attended Indiana University Northwest, in the early 1990s, she had just graduated from high school and given birth to her first child. Her mother, an immigrant from Taiwan, and her father, from Mexico, hadn’t gone to college and couldn’t offer any guidance for navigating day-to-day campus…

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Daughters in STEM — This is how we can get girls into science – Education Article

  A few nights ago, I took my 7-year-old daughter out for dinner at our favorite Mediterranean restaurant. After examining the menu, we decided to order a whole sea bass to split among us. It’s become something of a tradition to order an entire fish when we go to this restaurant. It’s not just because we love seafood (and we do). It’s because I love watching my daughter turn dinner into an experiment. She’ll dissect the fish, examine its bones…

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Despite being recruited, older students in college are often left to struggle – Education Article

A day-care center at Portland State University. Twenty-two percent of the students at the university are parents — half of them raising kids alone. Photo: Ariane Kunze for The Hechinger Report PORTLAND, Ore. — Under gray skies, smiling 8- and 9-year-olds in shiny raincoats skip across the Portland State University campus. Infants and toddlers are napping in the student center. These aren’t necessarily child prodigies. They belong to students who have come to college later in their lives than traditional…

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