New report urges policymakers to serve nontraditional students.

students-accessIn the last several years, colleges and universities across the nation have seen an influx of nontraditional students, due in part to the economic recession that began in 2008 and forced many workers to reevaluate career goals and seek training.

These students are typically 25+ years old and often face unique challenges related to childcare, competing responsibilities, or full- or part-time jobs that make it difficult for them to excel in a traditional postsecondary learning environment.

As a result, the national conversation has shifted to focus...

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura