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Issue 40: A Lost Generation

The latest on the pandemic’s impact on children, higher ed’s mounting challenges, and long-term labor shortages. Also, Amazon backs community colleges and new evidence on college majors’ impact on inequity in earnings.

‘Our finest hour’

The challenges community colleges face are daunting—but Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College, believes this could be their finest hour. If they seize it.

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Latest issues

Issue 40: A Lost Generation

The latest on the pandemic’s impact on children, higher ed’s mounting challenges, and long-term labor shortages. Also, Amazon backs community colleges and new evidence on college majors’ impact on inequity in earnings.

Issue 38: Starting early

A look at how companies are seeking career pipelines for high school students, including the millions who are being homeschooled. Also, the boom in cannabis credentials and a new potential setback for income-share agreements.