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Judge Orders UC System to Drop ACT, SAT in Admissions

A California Superior Court judge on Monday ordered the University of California System to stop using the SAT and ACT in its admissions and scholarship decisions.

The ruling is in response to a legal challenge from several students and advocacy groups contending that the system’s new policy, which considers but doesn’t require applicants’ admissions test scores, puts students with disabilities at a disadvantage amid the pandemic. Read more ›

Khan Academy ‘Keep Everyone Learning’ Resources [web resource]

When schools closed down in the spring of 2020, Khan Academy realized that it could help students, parents and teachers who were struggling to deal with the challenges of distance learning, so they assembled a collection of resources for districts, teachers, parents and students to keep everyone learning and help them navigate these new circumstances.

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Quick Guide: California Colleges and Universities Respond to the Coronavirus

When will colleges reopen for in-person instruction? Will college students be able to receive refunds for their dorm and dining plans? What about tuition and fees? How are high school seniors being affected in terms of making a decision about what college they will attend?

Because of California’s size and the number of different colleges, there are many differences in exact schedules and how instruction will be offered this fall. Find the answers to these and other questions in this Quick Guide produced by EdSource. Read more ›

Survey Finds Half of College Presidents Aim to Restart Classes In-Person This Fall

About half of college presidents say it’s “very likely” they will resume in-person classes for the coming term, according to a new American Council on Education (ACE) survey of 310 college leaders.

In order to restart operations, about two-thirds of presidents with on-campus housing say they plan to set up a space to quarantine students. More than half of all respondents said they will require masks to be worn on campus. Read more ›

Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown

Staying home and sheltering in place can be stressful for everyone. But for some college students who identify as LGBTQ, returning to family environments can be very difficult and even psychologically damaging, psychologists say. Read more ›

Are Mental Health Apps Risking Students’ Privacy?

The rise in student wellness applications arrives as mental health problems among college students have dramatically increased. Three out of 5 U.S. college students experience overwhelming anxiety, and 2 in 5 students reported debilitating depression, according to a 2018 survey from the American College Health Association.

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Why Colleges Are Looking Online for Mental Health Care

More college students are seeking mental health counseling, stressing institutions’ already-strapped services.

Visits to campus counseling centers climbed 30% to 40% between the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2015, according to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Enrollment, meanwhile, grew just 5% during that time. Read more ›

As Stigma Ebbs, College Students Seek Mental Health Help

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities found. Read more ›

Report: Making Space for Mental Health on Campus [downloadable]

With guidance from Mental Health America, the Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC) is made up of students and recent graduates who are finding new ways to make a difference in their communities. Read more ›

How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

You’ve signed up for classes, you’ve learned your way around campus — and now, you’ve got to make sure you survive all the way to graduation. Read more ›

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