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Community Colleges Can Be Engines of Economic Recovery - The New York Times

Community Colleges Can Be Engines of Economic Recovery - The New York Times

How to Save Higher Education | Washington Monthly

How to Save Higher Education | Washington Monthly

A New Deal for America’s sinking colleges.

Many faculty went back to school this summer with one goal: improve online classes - The Boston Globe

Many faculty went back to school this summer with one goal: improve online classes - The Boston Globe

Institutions like MIT, UMass Boston, and all the state’s community colleges made plans early to go primarily remote, and professors have been focused on making the online transition. Reinvention has meant reworking syllabuses, prerecording lectures, reconsidering how to test students — and even how to bond with them virtually.

Citing an “untenable situation” caused by a spike in coronavirus cases after the first week of classes, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Monday that it would shut down in-person instruction for undergraduates and move entirely online. Oklahoma State University, University Of North Carolina, Granville Towers, Bethel College, Unc Chapel Hill, People Having Fun, Higher Learning, Learning Environments, Ny Times

Citing an “untenable situation” caused by a spike in coronavirus cases after the first week of classes, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Monday that it would shut down in-person instruction for undergraduates and move entirely online.

The pandemic has thrown the traditional admissions cycle entirely off-kilter. Uncertain about how many students will show up this fall and fearful that enrollment will drop, colleges and universities are scrambling to fill freshman seats. Claremont Mckenna College, Bates College, Providence College, Small Colleges, Dream School, Fall Semester, Boston University, College Admission, School Spirit

College wait lists used to be where dreams died. The pandemic changed that - The Boston Globe

The pandemic has thrown the traditional admissions cycle entirely off-kilter. Uncertain about how many students will show up this fall and fearful that enrollment will drop, colleges and universities are scrambling to fill freshman seats.

Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death Theyre Booming E-Learning Computers and the Internet Colleges and Universities Coronavirus Education Free Courses, Online Courses, Learning Money, Certificate Courses, Hometown Heroes, Tumblr, Flu Season, Chor, Data Science

Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming - The New York Times

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Colleges plan for on-campus classes, even as scientists warn of risk for COVID-19 - The Boston Globe

The leaders of major Boston-area colleges and universities say they are hoping to hold some or all of their courses on campus this fall, even as epidemiologists warn that colleges by their very nature might put students and faculty at risk for COVID-19.

DeVos Funnels Coronavirus Relief So corrupt! So infuriating and sad. I wish this lady wouldn’t have been so public about claiming ethics and religious background. —Funds to Favored Private and Religious Schools - The New York Times Right To Education, Higher Education, Private School, Public School, American Federation Of Teachers, School Choice, Education Reform, Primary Election, Secondary School

On the Senate floor this week, Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, accused Ms. DeVos of “exploiting congressional relief efforts.” He said she had been “using a portion of that funding not to help states or localities cope with the crisis, but to augment her push for voucherlike programs, a prior initiative that has nothing to do with Covid-19.”

Close to 90 percent of US colleges and universities are preparing for a drop in international enrollment for this upcoming academic year. Boston University Campus, College Campus, Us Universities, All Colleges, Student Enrollment, Student Numbers, Fall Semester, New Students, Study Abroad

Colleges anticipate big drop in international student enrollment due to coronavirus pandemic - The Boston Globe

Close to 90 percent of US colleges and universities are preparing for a drop in international enrollment for this upcoming academic year.

Fearing a Second Wave Cal State Will Keep Classes Online in the Fall - The move by the nations largest four-year public university system comes as many other schools insist they will find a way to bring students back to campus despite the coronavirus. Brown University, Sierra College, Cardiff City Fc, South Lake Union, Military Intervention, Cal State, Primary Election

Coronavirus Will Keep Cal State Classes Online in the Fall - The New York Times

During a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that coronavirus vaccines or treatments are unlikely to be widely available by this fall, leaving both colleges and students alike with uncertainty about the fall semester. Student Enrollment, Contingency Plan, Christian College, Fall Semester, Student House, Nursing Programs, University Of Tennessee, Reality Check, Community College

From Dr. Fauci, a reality check for colleges and students as they look toward fall - The Boston Globe

During a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that coronavirus vaccines or treatments are unlikely to be widely available by this fall, leaving both colleges and students alike with uncertainty about the fall semester.

“Higher ed has been one of the more severely impacted sectors by the COVID epidemic,” said Nick Ducoff, the cofounder of Edmit and a former Northeastern University vice president. “The risk of college closures is no longer an academic exercise. Emerson College, Communication Studies, College List, Nursing Programs, Dartmouth, Vice President, Higher Education, New Hampshire, State University

Amid coronavirus pandemic, a growing list of colleges in financial peril - The Boston Globe

Nationwide, 110 more colleges and universities are in peril because of the financial impact of the coronavirus, bringing the total number to 345 institutions, Edmit found.

After Coronavirus Colleges Worry: Will Students Come Back? - The pandemic has already cost universities millions of dollars. As they consider the possibility of remote classes into the fall theyre worried about losing students too. Millions Of Dollars, House Speaker, York University, Sats, Close To Home, Higher Education, Comebacks, In The Heights, No Worries

Some institutions are projecting $100 million losses for the spring, and many are now bracing for an even bigger financial hit in the fall, when some are planning for the possibility of having to continue remote classes.Administrators anticipate that students grappling with the financial and psychological impacts of the virus could choose to stay closer to home, go to less expensive schools, take a year off or not go to college at all. A higher education trade group has predicted a 15…

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‘Be gentle with yourself’: teaching and learning in troubled times | News

While the routine of schoolwork can be good for kids, families and teachers should cut themselves a lot of slack, says education professor Anita Charles.