Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
August 25, 2020
'Living in My Car'? Fall Semester Online Means College Students Are Scrambling for Housing, Wi-Fi
Elinor Aspegren, USA Today
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California State University, the largest public university system in the nation, was among the first schools to put learning mostly online for fall 2020. That decision spelled massive consequences for its nearly 500,000 undergraduates. One-third are the first in their family to attend college. Sixty percent are students of color. 

For many of these students, finding the best way to learn continues to be an ongoing struggle.

What Kinds of Information on COVID-19 Cases Can Colleges Legally Share? Experts Weigh In
Elin Johnson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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In the midst of the pandemic, some colleges are citing federal student-privacy laws as a rationale for not publishing coronavirus-case numbers or sharing details about infections on campus. 

That stance has caused tension in college towns and with faculty members who are demanding transparency. Colleges are withholding information, critics say, that could help members of the community protect themselves.

NACAC's New CEO Wants to Redefine Its Niche
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Education Dive
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The pandemic has upended virtually every part of the admissions process.

At the same time, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is undergoing a transformation. A highly watched decision from the U.S. Department of Justice forced it to rework its ethics code. The national movement around racial injustices, too, has laid bare disparities within admissions and enrollment. 

NACAC's new CEO, Angel Pérez, weighs in on this firestorm.

College Reopening: The Outlook for In-Person Classes
Amelia Nierenberg and Adam Pasick, The New York Times
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In a matter of days, nearly all U.S. colleges and universities will be back in session—whether it’s online, in person, or some combination. 

Struggling to salvage some normalcy—and revenue—during the pandemic, many colleges and universities are inviting students into dorms and classrooms. There’s one problem with that plan: It requires students to self-police their own social distancing.

Overcoming COVID-19 Obstacles to Train Restaurant Apprentices
Haley Glover and Julie Johnson, Lumina Foundation
COVID-19 Is Dividing the American Worker
Christopher Mims, The Wall Street Journal
Opinion: It's Past Time
Amy Laitinen, Clare MCann, David Tandberg, and Dustin Weeden, Inside Higher Ed
The Many Forms of Postsecondary Inequity
Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
Students Have Their Own Demands for School Reopening
Charlotte West, The Hechinger Report/PBS NewsHour
COVID-19 Effects on Higher Ed Will Linger, Tech Board Told
Ralph Berrier, The Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Blog: Test Optional
Matt Reed, Confessions of a Community College Dean
Immigrants Contribute Millions to West Virginia’s Economy
Fred Pace, Huntington Herald Dispatch
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