Washington, D.C. – All too often, the national conversation about how to improve higher education access and success has overlooked the 4 in 10 students enrolled in college part-time. Part-time students—who are disproportionately older, working full-time, and caring for dependents—face very low odds of graduating from college. Although their population is growing, institutions and researchers know relatively little about how to help them succeed. On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation and panel to consider how advocates, policymakers, and institutional leaders can better address the unique challenges faced by part-time students.
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A conversation with:
Missy Antonio, student, Community College of Baltimore County
Savonna Ward, student, Trinity Washington University
Marcella Bombardieri, senior policy analyst, Center for American Progress
Johari A. Barnes, director of academic support, Community College of Baltimore County
Neal Holly, assistant director, Postsecondary and Workforce Development Institute, Education Commission of the States
Juan Salgado, chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
Karen A. Stout, president and CEO, Achieving the Dream Inc.
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
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