Institutions scramble to recruit and retain international students – Education Article

Shuai “Eddy” Jiang, a rising junior at Boston College, on Acorn Street in Boston. Jiang is from China and chose to remain in Massachusetts through the pandemic. Many colleges and universities anticipate a sharp decrease in international students for fall 2020. Credit: Courtesy of Shuai Eddy Jiang. When Boston College started emptying dorms and moving classes online because of the coronavirus, Shuai “Eddy” Jiang thought about where he should live during the pandemic. “The question was if I should go…

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Minority serving institutions and the financial impact of CARES – Education Article

Because CARES Act money can be given only to students eligible for financial aid, Deborah Santiago, chief executive officer of Excelencia in Education, is worried about the many low-income or first-generation students who don’t know how to properly apply for aid. Credit: Delece Smith-Barrow/The Hechinger Report WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colleges and universities that primarily serve minority students may fare worse than others in receiving aid from the CARES Act, the government’s recent coronavirus stimulus package. At the beginning of the…

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Low-income students face obstacles in managing their online education – Education Article

Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley. He preferred to work at night when it was quiet, and the distractions of the day didn’t pull at his mind. But last week, with the campus closed due to the coronavirus, his refuge and the resources that came with it were suddenly gone. He spent more than one morning at his family’s kitchen table, staring at his laptop, his thoughts frayed. He was looking…

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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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