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Head Start College Partnership to Promote Student Parent Family Success: A Roadmap for Collaboration

Collaboration between colleges and Head Start programs holds promise for promoting the educational and economic well-being of college students with young children.

Prioritizing Student Parents in COVID-19 Response and Relief

Nearly four million U.S. undergraduate college students are parents or guardians of children under the age of 18. These student parents, who already faced immense financial, child care, food, and housing insecurity before the COVID-19 pandemic, are now dealing with multiple new barriers, including school closures, lay-offs, and child care disruptions, among other challenges.

Bridging Systems for Family Economic Mobility: Postsecondary and Early Education Partnerships

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STUDENT PARENTS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Heightened Need & the Imperative for Strengthened Support

Nearly four million undergraduates, or more than one in five college students, are parents of children under 18. These student parents face—in normal times— disproportionate economic insecurity, difficulty meeting basic needs, and significant time and caregiving demands. Yet, in spite of these challenges, they are also incredibly resilient.

By |2020-07-26T02:08:05+00:00April 15, 2020|Fact Sheet, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on STUDENT PARENTS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Heightened Need & the Imperative for Strengthened Support

Improving Success in Higher Education through Increased Access to Reproductive Health Services

Pregnancy and childbearing have implications for a number of economic and social outcomes, including educational attainment (Sonfield et al. 2013). Yet young people are often left without the knowledge and tools to make informed reproductive health decisions. The majority of adolescents and young adults are sexually active but many hold incorrect or limited information about how to effectively avoid unintended pregnancies.

By |2020-07-26T02:09:02+00:00January 31, 2020|Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on Improving Success in Higher Education through Increased Access to Reproductive Health Services

Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education by State

Earning a higher education is increasingly necessary for achieving family economic security. For single mothers, who are more likely to live in poverty than other women, earning postsecondary credentials can bring substantial benefits, from increased lifetime earnings and employment rates to better health outcomes and chances of success for their children.

By |2020-08-15T14:41:01+00:00December 18, 2019|Report, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education by State

Head Start-College Partnerships as a Strategy for Promoting Family Economic Success: A Study of Benefits, Challenges, and Promising Programs

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Making “Free College” Programs Work for College Students with Children

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Single Mothers with College Degrees Much Less Likely to Live in Poverty

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