Community Colleges Get Creative to Survive Spring, While Prepping for a Surge Next Fall

Latease Jordan’s college, like most colleges, is basically closed. Classrooms have shuttered, offices are locked shut, courses have shifted online.

But Jordan is waiting to move into a new home and doesn’t have Internet access. So Tuesday, she drove a half-hour from her friend’s house in Southeast Washington to the University of the District of Columbia in Van Ness, so she could go to one of the few places on campus that was open: the library. It’s farther than Jordan’s usual study spot, UDC’s community college on North Capitol Street, but with most of the college shuttered, it was her only option.

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