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Major expansion of Cal Grant financial aid proposed for state’s college students

Nearly 200,000 more California college students could receive state assistance for tuition and living expenses under one of the largest expansions of the Cal Grant financial aid program ever proposed, according to details released Tuesday.

February 23, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
The Key to Better Student Engagement Is Letting Them Show You How They Learn

COVID-19 has deeply impacted how, why, and when students successfully engage in coursework. Jacquelyn Whiting shares insights on how to increase authentic student engagement.

February 22, 2021 | EdSurge
Financial aid applications lag among California high school seniors

Financial aid applications are dropping in California, especially among low-income students.

February 22, 2021 | EdSource
Colleges and Universities Must Revise Traditional Model, Ensure Technological Resources, Focus on Partnerships

Dr. Isaac Brundage shares reflections on how higher education can pivot to better support students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 22, 2021 | Diverse Education
New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL

Two new gold-standard studies provide compelling evidence that project-based learning is an effective strategy for all students—including historically marginalized ones.

February 21, 2021 | Edutopia
A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects.

February 19, 2021 | New York Times
As admissions season descends, warning signs appear for low-income applicants

Fewer low-income, first-generation, Black and Hispanic students are applying to college for the coming year than in the past, while their wealthier classmates have been less affected by the restrictions imposed in response to covid-19.

February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Promising Practices: How a CTE school overturned schedules for student choice

Ohio’s Butler Tech adapted during the pandemic to move ahead with a model that allows most Fridays to be used for exploratory and vocational options.

February 19, 2021 | K-12 Dive
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