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2021 Aspen Prize Finalists

The Aspen Institute recently announced the ten finalists for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

New ACCT Report: Bridging Financial Wellness and Student Success

A new ACCT report describes how community colleges can meet students’ financial needs with improved financial aid and education. The report highlights three colleges implementing the Guardian Money Management for Life program for personal finance and financial empowerment.

Contingency Planning for the Fall

While postsecondary credentials will increase in importance, enrollment may be harder to predict. Conventional wisdom suggests many more adults will return to school while academic disruptions this spring may make traditional student enrollments more unpredictable. Most higher education leaders are unsure whether or not institutions will be fully re-opening in September. The panel discusses approaches and options for the fall.

Bridging K-12 to College Transitions

Academic disruption is likely to exacerbate pipeline leaks at key transition points, and traditionally underserved students are at greatest risk. In the short-term, higher education must rethink summer bridge programs to address summer melt and learning loss.

Colleges Use CARES Act for Student Emergency Aid

Many community college students are facing tremendous hardships in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite confusing federal guidance, colleges are using CARES Act funds to provide students with emergency aid.

Webinar Review: Making a Comeback

New webinar series seeks to assist higher education leaders in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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