Americans under 30 insist on being heard, at least when it comes to the ballot box. Once again, they showed up to vote. In fact, more young voters under 25 registered to vote this midterm election than in 2018, according to CIRCLE Research at Tufts University.
Author John Della Volpe breaks down the impact of the youth vote in the 2022 midterm elections.
Corners of higher education have long focused on emerging ed tech and virtual learning. But when the pandemic caused a temporary pivot to remote-only options, colleges—especially those in rural areas—found that many students lack consistent internet access.
These inequities signal a need for policymakers, like institutions, to consider broadband costs in their formulas for assessing student financial need, say education watchers.
With election results still trickling in, advocates at both the state and federal levels are cautiously optimistic about continued momentum on efforts to create more high-quality education and job-training options for low-income Americans.
Those efforts include federal funding for apprenticeships and bigger tax breaks for recipients of employer education benefits. In the states, an expansion of Michigan's free community college initiative for state residents is expected, plus continued support for the Tennessee Promise scholarship and mentoring program.
Earning college credit in high school can be a powerful tool for exposing students to universities and giving them a leg up on tuition and earning a degree. But access to those courses remains uneven across California for Black and Latino students.
The reasons vary, including misconceptions about who should take dual enrollment classes, few instructors, and a lack of awareness by students, families, and high school counselors about the programs.
A new effort aims to increase the number of community college students transferring to some of America’s most elite colleges, with a particular focus on increasing enrollment by students from lower-income backgrounds and communities of color.
The Transfer Scholars Network involves connecting community college students with senior admissions representatives at the selective colleges and then following up those connections with financial aid, guidance about admissions, and dedicated support once the transfers arrive on campus.