Students who are also parents or guardians may especially be feeling the crunch right now as child care centers and schools close across the nation. “It puts even more pressure on parents’ time and ability to focus on their studies,” said Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in an interview with Education Dive.

“Flexibility and communication and an acknowledgment of what everybody is going through collectively are going to be really important,” she said.

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