What are colleges doing to support the 2.1 million single mothers currently enrolled in higher education?
Reported by Education Dive, Portland State University offers free drop-in day care, along with family study spaces and toy areas to occupy children if parents need to bring them to class.
And the Education Design Lab is partnering with institutions to pilot additional support innovations designed to improve the completion rate of single mothers.
The takeaway? With such a large contingent of low-income students at huge risk of drop-out due to dependent care needs, how can our own institutions better support student parents?
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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