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Jill Biden Says She's Pushing for Free Community College

First Lady Jill Biden said in her first one-on-one interview since the inauguration that she is continuing to fight to make it free to go to two-year institutions.

February 26, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
ACT Admits That Test-Optional Admissions Isn't Going Away

The testing organization says the switch in admissions policies was "abrupt rather than deliberate" but that the policies are here to stay.

February 26, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Lawmakers Push for Cal Grant Expansion

Proposed changes to the state aid program would make older students eligible for awards and loosen high school grade requirements.

February 26, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Why Aren’t Progressives Focused on Earn-While-You-Learn Models?

Programs like Federal Work-Study and apprenticeships get short shrift, but they could help millions of people get educated and trained, Ryan Craig argues.

February 19, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Effort Seeks to Support Rural Community College Students Seeking Jobs

Achieving the Dream, a nonprofit organization focused on community college student success, announced an initiative to increase rural colleges’ capacity to provide students with the skills they need to enter the workforce and to connect students to well-paid jobs.

February 17, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Transfer Today Isn’t Linear. Solutions Must Recognize That

Our notion of a transfer student must account for the fact that today’s students move in and out of institutions and different learning experiences.

February 11, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Aid Application Data Portend Dip in Low-Income, Minority Students

Number of high school seniors completing U.S. financial aid form drops 10 percent; current students renew at healthy rates. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds seem disproportionately affected.

February 11, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Career Readiness in the COVID World

COVID-19 and uprisings for racial justice have called for a thorough transformation of how we prepare students for the professional world, writes Dana Hamdan.

February 5, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Community Colleges Playing a Larger Role in Bachelor’s Attainment

A recent survey from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics found that community college is playing a greater role in the educational trajectories of people with bachelor's degrees.

January 29, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed