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Community College Leaders Share Questions and Concerns on Coronavirus at Virtual Town Hall



by Sara Weissman

As higher education institutions struggle to finish the semester amid a pandemic – and start to explore the possibility of an online fall – community colleges face their own set of financial and educational concerns about the future.

“Our learners are more vulnerable than we even imagined, [than] what the data has been telling us,” said Dr. Karen Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, a nonprofit network for community colleges focused on student success. “Faculty, with the classroom walls being shattered, have been fully exposed to understanding the student experience in brand new ways.”

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