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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.
Pell-based forgiveness would disproportionately benefit Black borrower and would also target borrowers less likely to have family resources to rely on.
For gainful employment to work, it needs to cover all eligible programs.
Student loan lending patterns look different this year.
As currently structured, income-driven repayment plans have some serious shortcomings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing unemployment challenges and has further underscored the importance of building strong pathways to employment.
A new analysis shows the risk of converting education debt into tax debt for many low-income borrowers.

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