COVID has left students less prepared for higher education. Here’s how colleges are trying to help.

Thursday, December 08, 2022
Chalkbeat Colorado

Higher ed leaders are encountering more freshmen this year who lack the skills and mindsets needed to be successful in college. And they all agree about the cause: nearly five high school semesters upended by the pandemic—and less accountability placed on students because of it. Colleges are doubling down on efforts to help these students succeed, from increasing mental health counselors to emphasizing peer mentors and tutors to provide more one-on-one connections. 

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