Education behind and beyond bars

From Inside Higher Ed: “Spurred by the national focus on racial justice and socioeconomic disparities revealed by the pandemic, the country’s higher education institutions and philanthropists are ramping up efforts to serve students currently or formerly in prison. … In December, congressional lawmakers reallowed access to federal financial aid for incarcerated students after a 26-year ban. The decision was the result of bipartisan efforts to expand education opportunities for inmates and build on an earlier initiative that allowed incarcerated students at some college prison programs to receive federal financial aid. The initiative started under the Obama administration and expanded under the Trump administration.

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