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Lessons for Education and Policy Leaders From Returning Student-Parents

Posted: March 18, 2021
Author(s): Susana Contreras-Mendez and Lindsey Reichlin Cruse
Organization(s): Institute for Women’s Policy Research

A new report explores common challenges to persistence and college re-entry faced by adult students with children, factors that allow them to go back to school and, in student-parents’ own words, tangible actions that policymakers and education leaders should take to better support their success.