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Latinx English learners are a diverse group, but they share a struggle that can be alleviated through specialized support inside and outside the classroom.
Adopting a measure of student poverty that does not hinge on school meal applications would allow states to prioritize getting free meals to all students without the fear of losing data that helps target resources for low-income students.
The first-dollar design ensures all students receive similar benefits and that any existing grant aid can be preserved to cover students’ living expenses.
Often, school boundary lines align with residential segregation previously enforced by redlining or restrictive covenants.
Finding the right combination of parameters to fund free community college can maximize participation among states and avoid penalizing states that already have low tuition.
Policies that reduce living expenses for college students could be the most effective at addressing college affordability for low-income students.
Pell simplification policies could improve educational outcomes for students from low-income families
The COVID-19 crisis creates a unique opportunity for policymakers to strengthen their states’ grant programs.
Before the pandemic community colleges had been increasingly embracing distance education because of its flexibility and accessibility. New research shows the pandemic may have accelerated this trend.
Ensuring veteran apprentices are fairly compensated, housed, and well equipped for this new labor market would not only benefit apprentices, but also employers and America as a whole.

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