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Alabama universities and colleges offer resources during crisis
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Alabama universities and colleges offer resources during crisis

By ABBY DRIGGERS, Alabama Daily News Several Alabama universities and college are doing their part to meet their respective communities’ needs amid the coronavirus public health crisis.  “I am heartened by the generosity of college and university staff and students in supporting their community, hospitals and health care professionals,” Alabama Commission on Higher Education Executive...

SNAP recipients to get additional benefits today
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SNAP recipients to get additional benefits today

Some Alabamians enrolled in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly called SNAP and formerly referred to as food stamps, will be getting additional funds today as part of a federal response to the COVID-19 crisis.

ACHE leader: Remote learning for universities’ summer semester possible; Community colleges will finish semester online
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ACHE leader: Remote learning for universities’ summer semester possible; Community colleges will finish semester online

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News The executive director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education said Alabama’s universities may continue off-campus classes this summer because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns. In a letter to university presidents this week, Jim Purcell said institutions need to communicate with students and their families about what summer courses, which...

Crisis highlights digital divide in Alabama
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Crisis highlights digital divide in Alabama

As the state grapples with education, government and industry closures in response to the coronavirus, the digital divide across the state is probably the most apparent it’s ever been. Much of rural Alabama doesn't have the infrastructure to bring broadband Internet into their homes.