The coronavirus has disrupted nearly every facet of student life at colleges: Students are arriving to campus toting tests showing they are virus-free, dorms have been reconfigured, and new codes of conduct have been put in place.
But nowhere has the disruption for students been more pronounced than in New York, where a mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement for some out-of-state travelers is creating havoc for students from those states.
Parents have been forced to quickly rally in the age of COVID-19, juggling their jobs with the added roles of teacher, tutor, and even occasional IT technician.
Now employers and employees are grappling with how to adapt to a new reality that may require them to extend short-term fixes and create more long-term solutions, whether that's staggering schedules, splitting jobs between two workers, or offering leaves of absence.
Higher education is increasingly happening beyond traditional colleges—through bootcamps, apps, and even at people’s jobs.
Rachel Carlson, CEO and co-founder of Guild Education, discusses the role employer-backed education might play in pandemic recovery for workers affected the most. She also shares her thoughts about whether higher education is dividing into two tracks—one focused on skills and the other focused on degrees.