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GAO Report: Office of Federal Student Aid Is Understaffed

September 21, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education is understaffed, as its staffing levels haven’t kept pace with the growing student loan portfolio, according to findings by the Government Accountability Office. From fiscal year 2010 to 2019, […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Reminding Congress of Workforce Education

September 20, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats in Congress are seeking to send billions of dollars in new funding to community colleges to support free two-year postsecondary education for students, but that could leave job-focused education behind in the process if policy makers aren’t careful, according […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How is your campus supporting marginalized students?

September 20, 2021

Via: eCampus News

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and social unrest are disproportionately felt by marginalized students. These communities are more vulnerable in emergencies, and higher education institutions need to support them appropriately to ensure no one is overlooked. In […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges Seek Virtual Mental Health Services

September 20, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The COVID-19 pandemic created a greater need for college mental health services as students struggled with the social and economic consequences of shuttered campuses, online learning and, in some cases, the illness or death of loved ones. Now, as most […]


Education Tech

3 ways technology paves the way for more student engagement

September 17, 2021

Via: eSchool News

As we enter the 2021-2022 school year, many of us are still reeling from the last one. Last year was defined by massive changes to the learning landscape. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders meant that students and teachers […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

3 ways we’re prepping our students for tomorrow’s jobs

September 17, 2021

Via: eCampus News

COVID-19 and the shift to remote work has created a pressing need for digital skills and computing expertise. A recent KPMG study found that the technology skills shortage is at its highest level since 2008. With many businesses investing billions […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

New Polling Shows the K-12 Covid Fights Aren’t Going Anywhere

September 16, 2021

Via: Education Next

For over a year, schools have been caught up in heated debates over closure, remote learning, social distancing, and masking. While many educators and parents hoped that things would settle down once vaccines were widely available, vaccine hesitancy and the […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

7 eye-opening back-to-school predictions

September 16, 2021

Via: eSchool News

This back-to-school season is unlike any before it. Not only are many students heading back to full in-person learning after more than a year of virtual or hybrid learning, they’re doing it in the middle of COVID-19 surges nationwide. The […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Report: Community Colleges Drive Workforce Education, Training

September 16, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new survey found that community colleges, and especially their noncredit programs, play an outsize role in providing job-focused education. Opportunity America, a Washington, D.C., think tank focused on economic mobility, explained the survey findings in an accompanying policy report […]


Education Tech

What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas

September 15, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

Last March, Zoom, the ubiquitous online conferencing platform, became a staple of daily life for many students and educators as learning shifted online. Millions downloaded it—and first learned of it—back in early 2020, when lockdowns forced billions of students online, […]