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.
For Biden’s community college plan to work, students are going to need a holistic system of support, not just free tuition.
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.
A federal solution has to account for states that vary widely in how much they charge for tuition.
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.
The community colleges largely serving low-income, Black and Latino students are reeling, and experts worry that inequality in education will increase.
A task force assembled by M.I.T. examined how technology has changed, and will change, the work force.
Some low-income students have dropped out, and there are growing concerns about hunger and homelessness.
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.
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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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.”
The tradeoff: full federal funding for expanded Medicaid and unemployment aid, while states fund early childhood programs and infrastructure.