This article includes great suggestions to help educators make remote learning work well for a variety of learners. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Turns-Out-You-Can-Build/249038/?fbclid=IwAR0u7xGmmvJxjZuXzr3P3CpP7LfpVx0kk59x1ccA-EeWSMYSdr-m4-alDxE
This fact sheets “helps high school and college students understand how economic difficulties may affect them and provides suggestions on how they can cope during these uncertain times. https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/coping_in_hard_times_youth.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0dmEjk6YV8BgWIybHgEz8eDz0UVhHbfpt-ja2nOdLt-vtQusOvgb50tfo
Heads-up everyone: “Low-income and first-generation families don’t know they should be reaching out to colleges and asking for more money (are being left behind by these changes). One new tool just unveiled is meant to help less well-connected students navigate this process; called SwiftStudent and produced by several nonprofit organizations and foundations, it automatically generates …
Several California schools are on this list. https://www3.forbes.com/lists/top-10-low-profile-high-value-colleges/?utm_source=FacebookTest1&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=top-10-low-profile-high-value-colleg-mlb&kwp_0=1015118&fbclid=IwAR37_Tiqw-b5lUORkaeIk6QRZYoK1n-1TLzZcFl_uj3rkOla-aXdu6elhSw
US students seeking an undergraduate degree at Rice University with family incomes under $130,000 won’t pay tuition. Those with family incomes below $65,000 will also receive aid to cover fees and housing. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/18/health/rice-university-financial-aid-trnd/index.html?utm_content=2018-09-22T15%3A00%3A58&utm_term=link&utm_source=fbAC&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0lHYMLda9wZHkecpofkIywm_A4w2V9CmztJbThiCgvbFqWi3U9TIIZWeE
Yay, Cal State Northridge! We found other similar programs at College of Adaptive Arts in San Jose, University of Iowa (REACH), Clemson (LIFE), and Mississippi State (ACCESS). Please comment below if you’ve heard of others. https://csunshinetoday.csun.edu/university-news/csun-launches-2-year-program-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities/?fbclid=IwAR2uQ66Dex77-VedLMWGfpKRqaenVdwIWUoO3vJAmuq3AIdXfeJUrVBk-8k
got college? provides some interesting information about college waitlist options and 3-2 engineering programs in their most recent newsletter.
San Francisco Community College offers free tuition. San Jose Community College may also very soon. Now, New York is offering free tuition at all public colleges for students whose families make less than $125,000 a year. Read the full article here.
“Beginning in the early 1980s, the American economy began to shift from one where a high-school diploma was enough to get a decent job to one where at least some college is required. Everybody’s learned that the only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college. That’s the problem, this movement …
Harvey Mudd describes its curriculum as “an academic boot camp in the STEM disciplines — math, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, and engineering — as well as classes in writing and critical inquiry that give students a broad scientific foundation and the skills to think and to solve problems across disciplines.” Read the full article …