Colleges in Crisis
Mar 1, 2021 | 7 minute read

Tags: covid testing, educational technology, financial disruptions, pandemic, public health

Why haven’t more colleges closed?

Chronicle of Higher Education

Prognosticators predicted mass shutterings. That hasn’t happened, but other enormous changes are underway. Last spring’s abrupt, pandemic-induced pivot to virtual learning led to tremendous financial disruption for colleges. The educational technology came with a lofty price tag. So did retrofitting campuses to comply with public-health guidance, with needs for plexiglass dividers, extra campus cleanings, and personal protective equipment — to say nothing of smartphone screening apps and the cost of Covid testing itself…

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