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Supporting Student Parent Recovery through State Policy

Higher education is essential to accessing high-demand jobs with family-supporting wages and improving family financial well-being. This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic and is especially true now as the nation continues the process of recovering from one of the worst public health, economic, and social crises in modern U.S. history. Early evidence suggests that the pandemic exacerbated barriers faced by student parents, affecting their college plans.

Leveraging Head Start for Student Parent Families

Student parents face significant challenges that can limit their ability to enter, persist in, and graduate from college. Innovative partnerships between Head Start and the higher education system is a promising strategy to bring together essential supports to meet the needs of student parents and set them up for long-term success. This briefing paper explores what this partnership might look like, and how federal and state policy could encourage greater support for student parents and their families through Head Start.

Prioritizing Student Parent Success: A Conversation with Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

By Sandra J. Doran Nearly a quarter (22%) of today's [...]

By |2021-06-03T14:47:12-04:00June 1, 2021|Press Hits|0 Comments

Free Community College Proposed in the American Families Plan Will Benefit Student Parents and Families With Low Incomes For Generations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 28, 2021 Contact: Erin Weber [...]

By |2021-04-28T16:46:19-04:00April 28, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments
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