March 17, 2021

The Weekly Roundup: A Look Towards the Fall Semester

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AI in the classroom, the pandemic's effects on college spring break, and student's confidence in higher education in preparing for the fall semester.

Welcome to the Meratas Memo’s Weekly Roundup! This is your weekly fix of higher education and alternative financing news. Here are this week’s stories:


AI is Changing This School District 

We’re already seeing adaptations to the workforce using AI. It has made it possible to streamline processes that would otherwise take substantial amount of time thereby boosting productivity. However, when it comes to AI, schools have been slow to adapt. However, one school district is looking to change that. 

Because of it’s commitment to “preparing students for the future workforce”, the Anaheim Union High School District is looking to better equip their students for careers that are taking shape now. This type of integration could signal what the future of K-12 education could look like.

Read the full story on Edsurge here. 


Settling For Less This Spring Break

It’s no surprise that students have had to change the way they participate in spring break. With a pandemic still over the shoulders of schools, most colleges and universities opted to give students small breaks throughout the rest of the year. 

College aged students have been receiving what one expert calls “mixed messages” when it comes to a proper response to the pandemic. As a result, some students have opted for a more traditional spring break while others have had to settle for “wellness days” provided by their school.

Read the full story on Inside Higher Ed here.  


Student’s Choices About Higher Education

After a tough year, to say the least, of navigating this new world of higher education, colleges have started to put a focus on what the upcoming fall semester will look like. With hopes of wide-spread vaccine distribution, there’s reason to be optimistic about what the fall will look like. However, student confidence in the university system may play a bigger role in what the fall might actually look like. 

As a result of the aftermath of the pandemic, many students are deciding whether or not to continue their higher education efforts, take a break, or opt for other forms of education. 

Read the full story on the Hechinger Report here. 

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