The pandemic has brought unprecedented academic harm to students across the country, exhausted teachers and principals, and forced many parents to choose between supporting their students’ education or salvaging their economic livelihoods.
Nowhere has that impact been felt more acutely than among communities like those in South Los Angeles already on the fringes of inequity.
A world tangled up in red tape just got some welcome news.
The U.S. Education Department says it has reduced the percentage of federal student-aid applicants it will select for verification, an onerous process that’s widely seen as a barrier to college for low-income and underrepresented students.
A new survey from one of the largest student housing developers and providers in the United States found positive academic and social outcomes for students living on or near campus in college housing this fall. It also shows that students closely followed coronavirus safety guidelines.