The Rush Back to College Campuses is Leaving Behind the Most Vulnerable

By Bianca Quilantan, Politico

A rebounding economy, prevalence of Covid-19 vaccines and in-person learning may not be enough to draw students who have turned their backs on a postsecondary education.

That prospect has sent college and career advisers scrambling to connect with at-risk students. Many stepped away from school to help their families by taking low-paying jobs in the pandemic-ravaged economy, missing out on an education that might have set them up for more lucrative careers. The shift to online learning for high schoolers also cut off in-person outreach, a crucial tool for reaching these young people.

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