Verda Tetteh Won a $40,000 Scholarship Then Asked That it Go To Someone With More Need

Verda Tetteh, 17, was awarded the scholarship during the graduation ceremony at her Massachusetts high school. Moments later, she returned it and said it should go to a student who needed it more.

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Community College Should Be More Than Just Free

For Biden’s community college plan to work, students are going to need a holistic system of support, not just free tuition.

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Biden Directs Education Funding to Community Colleges, a Key Lifeline

President Biden’s proposal calls for community college to be free for all Americans, which may relieve some of the burdens saddling low-income and working-class college students.

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The Biden Plan for Free Community College Has a Big Challenge

A federal solution has to account for states that vary widely in how much they charge for tuition.

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Biden $1.8 Trillion Plan: Child Care, Student Aid and More

The proposed American Families Plan would expand access to education and child care. It would be financed partly through higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

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The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too.

The community colleges largely serving low-income, Black and Latino students are reeling, and experts worry that inequality in education will increase.

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Don’t Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy

A task force assembled by M.I.T. examined how technology has changed, and will change, the work force.

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No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students

Some low-income students have dropped out, and there are growing concerns about hunger and homelessness.

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

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‘Last Chance U’ Travels to Oakland, Just Like the Players

For its final season about junior college football, the Netflix series looks at a commuter college in a gentrifying city where many of the players can’t afford to live.

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Dear Liberal Arts Students, You Haven’t Been Robbed

The world needs you. Here’s your chance.

#colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings

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Professor Who Asked Student to ‘Anglicize’ Her Name Is Put on Leave

Matthew Hubbard, a mathematics professor in Oakland, Calif., said his emails to Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American college freshman, were both a “mistake” and “offensive.”

#asian-americans, #community-colleges, #discrimination, #hubbard-matthew-l, #laney-college, #nguyen-phuc-bui-diem, #oakland-calif

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A Deal to Save Medicaid, the Unemployed and State Budgets

The tradeoff: full federal funding for expanded Medicaid and unemployment aid, while states fund early childhood programs and infrastructure.

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