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The coronavirus has forced colleges and universities to switch to online classes. And that’s forced teachers and students to adapt in a hurry.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear how one university is making the switch, and how congress adjusted the GI Bill.

We’ll also talk about medical education, and spend an Academic Minute with political humor and gender.

  It’s a statistic that’s sure to surprise: close to 45 percent of postsecondary students in the United States today do not enroll in college directly out of high school and many attend part-time. Following a tradition of self-improvement as old as the Republic, the “nontraditional” college student is becoming the norm.

Back to School by Mike Rose is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing population of “second-chancers,” exploring what higher education—in the fullest sense of the term—can offer our rapidly changing society and why it is so critical to support the institutions that make it possible for millions of Americans to better their lot in life.