Facing a national shortage of early childhood educators, the Community College of Vermont and the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center are joining forces for an innovative solution: paying students to reduce their hours at their jobs in favor of taking more classes.
The goal is to make students—many of whom work while attending school part time—more likely to complete a credential while putting new workers into the pipeline more quickly.
In the first days of the COVID crisis, when colleges closed their campuses and moved classes online, students were far from pleased. Surveys conducted then showed deep dissatisfaction with the new learning mode, with as many as 70 percent saying they didn’t like it.
Since then, things have taken a surprising turn. Today, college students give online and hybrid learning a definitive thumbs-up.
Industry experts have been sounding the alarm about staffing shortages in health care for decades. Today, that shortage has evolved into a crisis following COVID, particularly in nursing and allied health care.
In this interview, Jill Buban of EdAssist discusses the impact of employer-offered education benefits on closing labor shortages in health care and other industries.
Sometimes the difference between great care and a patient slipping through the cracks can come down to who is in the room.
Allison Leggett knows this to be true. As a student, Leggett wants to fight for the community that raised her, which is why she began her medical career at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. California’s only historically Black university now plans to start its own medical school in the hopes of training more culturally competent doctors like Leggett.
There are many factors that students consider while choosing a college: size, cost, campus life, proximity to home.
But since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade—removing nearly 50 years of federal protections for abortions and giving states the right to make the procedure illegal within their jurisdictions—abortion access has become an increasingly influential consideration in students’ college decisions.