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Congress Poised To Simplify FAFSA, And Help People In Prison Go To College

Congress Poised To Simplify FAFSA, And Help People In Prison Go To College

Congress Close To Deal On FAFSA, Prison Pell Grants, HBCUs In a bipartisan effort, Congress is close to a deal to simplify the federal financial aid form, or FAFSA, a major policy goal of retiring Republican senator Lamar Alexander.U.S. lawmakers have announced an agreement on a handful of higher education measures that would provide meaningful help to marginalized students, students of color and many of the schools that serve them. The aid is part of a broad new set of legislation, meant to fund the federal government through fiscal year 2021. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the proposed...

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Elissa Nadworny
Dec 21
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Are Lockdowns At Colleges Working?

Are Lockdowns At Colleges Working?

Are Lockdowns At Colleges Working? As colleges across the country see rising coronavirus rates, many campuses have gone into lockdown. Are these lockdowns effective at stopping the spread of the virus?Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs colleges across the country see rising coronavirus rates, many campuses have gone into lockdown. Are these lockdowns effective at stopping the spread of the virus?TONYA MOSLEY, HOST:This week, University of Michigan students were put on lockdown after a surge of coronavirus cases on campus. It's a reminder of the challenges colleges have faced...

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Elissa Nadworny
Oct 23
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Many Colleges Aren't Aggressively Testing Students For Coronavirus

Many Colleges Aren't Aggressively Testing Students For Coronavirus

Many Colleges Aren't Aggressively Testing Students For Coronavirus Hundreds of colleges are only testing students if they feel sick or think they were exposed to COVID-19. That's according to new data from more than 1,400 colleges which was obtained by NPR.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsHundreds of colleges are only testing students if they feel sick or think they were exposed to COVID-19. That's according to new data from more than 1,400 colleges which was obtained by NPR.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Elissa Nadworny
Oct 6
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Fewer Students Are Going To Community College, Despite High Unemployment

Fewer Students Are Going To Community College, Despite High Unemployment

Community College Fall Enrollment Drops : Coronavirus Live Updates Often during a recession, enrollment in community colleges goes up. The first numbers for this fall show a decline — down nearly 8% compared with last year.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsEnrollment at U.S. community colleges has dropped nearly 8% this fall, newly released figures show, part of an overall decline in undergraduate enrollment as students face a global pandemic and the worst economic recession in decades. Often, enrollment in higher education spikes in times of high unemployment and recession as...

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Elissa Nadworny
Sep 24
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New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow

New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow

COVID-19 Challenges Continue For Schools and Colleges Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks.Monday, Sept. 21, was supposed to mark the start of in-person classes for New York City's 1.1 million public school students. It was the only big-city district planning to start the school year in person. But with just four days to go, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced that only the youngest students, in 3-K and Pre-K, and those with significant special needs,...

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Sep 19
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College Towns Welcome Students Back But Worry COVID-19 Tags Along

College Towns Welcome Students Back But Worry COVID-19 Tags Along

College Towns Welcome Students Back But Worry COVID-19 Tags Along College towns depend on business from the students that attend the school. In places like Ann Arbor, Mich., residents are nervous about returning students bringing the coronavirus with them.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsCollege towns depend on business from the students that attend the school. In places like Ann Arbor, Mich., residents are nervous about returning students bringing the coronavirus with them.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Elissa Nadworny
Sep 16
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In Iowa, College Football Returns As State COVID-19 Cases Soar

In Iowa, College Football Returns As State COVID-19 Cases Soar

In Iowa, College Football Returns As State COVID-19 Cases Soar A look at the state of colleges in Iowa, which has the third-highest number of new infections per capita in the U.S. Iowa State will play its first game of the season in an empty stadium.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsA look at the state of colleges in Iowa, which has the third-highest number of new infections per capita in the U.S. Iowa State will play its first game of the season in an empty stadium.MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:Across the country, life at colleges and universities is looking very different this fall....

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Elissa Nadworny
Sep 12
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Experts Say Colleges Should Rethink Punishing Students For Partying

Experts Say Colleges Should Rethink Punishing Students For Partying

Experts Say Colleges Should Rethink Punishing Students For Partying Colleges have been publicly shaming students for partying — even fellow students are reporting others to campus police. But experts say shame has never worked in public health interventions.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsColleges have been publicly shaming students for partying — even fellow students are reporting others to campus police. But experts say shame has never worked in public health interventions.AILSA CHANG, HOST:Yes, college students are partying. And in many cases, that is spreading the...

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Elissa Nadworny
Sep 11
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Despite Mass Testing, University Of Illinois Sees Coronavirus Cases Rise

Despite Mass Testing, University Of Illinois Sees Coronavirus Cases Rise

Coronavirus Spread At University Of Illinois Leads To Student Lockdown : Coronavirus Live Updates The college's testing program has been touted as a potential model for reopening. But a new rise in cases puts into question whether any amount of testing can make campuses safe.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsA university that as a potential model for reopening campuses to in-person classes is hitting some bumps in the road. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had implemented a mass coronavirus testing program for staff and students in an effort to keep virus spread on...

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Elissa Nadworny
Sep 3
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How Colleges React To Coronavirus Outbreaks On Campuses

How Colleges React To Coronavirus Outbreaks On Campuses

How Colleges React To Coronavirus Outbreaks On Campuses College reopenings have led to a coronavirus spike in many towns. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced a two-week lockdown after a testing program didn't control the virus spread.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsCollege reopenings have led to a coronavirus spike in many towns. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced a two-week lockdown after a testing program didn't control the virus spread.SACHA PFEIFFER, HOST:Across the country, colleges are seeing alarming spikes in coronavirus...

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Elissa Nadworny
Sep 4
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Move-In Day: Cornavirus Reshapes The College Experience

Move-In Day: Cornavirus Reshapes The College Experience

Move-In Day: Cornavirus Reshapes The College Experience Th first stop on an NPR college road trip: move-in day at the University of Georgia, where thousands are beginning an unusual fall semester.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsTh first stop on an NPR college road trip: move-in day at the University of Georgia, where thousands are beginning an unusual fall semester.DAVID GREENE, HOST:The University of North Carolina announced yesterday that it was backing away from its plans to hold classes in person just one week into the fall semester. This has been the concern all summer...

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Elissa Nadworny
Aug 18
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