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Pandemic puts education plans in flux as Americans prefer nontraditional sources of continuing education

After weeks of uncertainty, precaution, stay-at-home orders, and economic turbulence, Americans are beginning to plan for the next stage of their lives. For many, that means making decisions about whether to pursue education and training. In the eighth week of Strada’s Public Viewpoint survey centered around Americans’ attitudes during the pandemic, we gathered insights about Americans’ plans for their education and training, which groups are most likely to enroll, and who Americans are consulting for advice on their education plans.

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Stay Home

Why understanding local labor markets will be critical to our economic recovery.

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Braven Doubles Down to Help Students, Alums Build Social Capital Despite Pandemic

Aimée Eubanks Davis, founder and CEO of Braven—a Strada grantee that helps low-income students develop the skills and the relationships they need to get a good first job out of college—says low-income, first-generation, and minority students who often are underrepresented on campus and under-employed in their first jobs, also are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic as their studies and lives are disrupted.

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5 Ways Higher Education Can Better Serve Latino Students

While recent data from Strada Education Network’s Public Viewpoint: COVID-19 Work and Education Survey shows Latinos are more likely than white, black, or Asian Americans to have lost income or working hours due to the pandemic, they also are more open to embracing education as a potential solution. That data point is no surprise to Deborah Santiago, co-founder and CEO of Excelencia in Education, a Strada grantee.

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How to Support Students During COVID-19

With additional pressures on students who were already facing hurdles in ordinary times—especially adult learners, students of color, low-income, and first-generation students—what can educators and student-success professionals do to offer support and prevent students from stopping out? Experts from across Strada Education Network and our partners have been hard at work responding to these challenges. Here is a sampling of their advice:

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Resource Center

In challenging times, the need to forge pathways to opportunity is greater than ever. We’ve created the Strada Resource Center to inform and empower educators, employers, policymakers, and others seeking …

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