More colleges are turning to virtual solutions as a way to treat their students’ mental-health concerns, contracting with a variety of telehealth companies to offer around-the-clock care even when students and providers aren’t physically on campus.
Counseling-center leaders say these agreements are making a critical difference in meeting the growing mental-health demands of students.
Too often, people overlook community and technical colleges' contributions to students and the workforce. Roughly half of all working adults in America have benefitted from some community college, and the majority of those students had a successful experience that culminated in a degree.
With the right investments, community and technical colleges can be transformed to become true engines of opportunity for millions of Americans.
News of Hope Chicago's plans to provide college scholarships for 24,000 high school graduates and 6,000 parents is indeed a feel-good story.
But it’s worth remembering this point, too. The nation has yet to make headway on reining in college costs, even as a post-high school education becomes an essential stepping stone to good-paying careers.