Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
June 8, 2020
Twenty Students. Twenty Stories. The Challenges and Triumphs of the Class of 2020.
Complete College America
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They come from rural towns and inner cities. They enrolled in college at 18, at 28, and at 48 years old. Some received full scholarships; others worked full-time jobs. Many became the first member of their family to earn a degree. 

The stories of 20 new graduates serve as a reminder of why it’s so important for schools to eliminate barriers and create pathways that help students flourish.

Q&A: COVID-19, Protests, and Equity
Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed
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In this Q&A, Satra Taylor of The Education Trust discusses the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on students of color and low-income students, as well as the impact of the current unrest spurred by racial violence on Black students. Two students also join the conversation. 

As Racist Posts Circulate, Some Colleges Rescind Admissions Offers. Others Say Their Hands Are Tied.
Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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As protests and unrest roil the country following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, more than a dozen colleges have publicly responded to outrage over racist social-media posts by incoming students—and several, mostly private institutions, have swiftly rescinded admission offers.

Podcast: Community Colleges' Role in Police Training; Summer Academy for Student Leaders
Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald, This Week in California Education
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Many police officers in California are trained through programs offered by the state’s community colleges. Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley reflects on why it’s important to take a hard look at whether the courses address cultural differences and racial biases—and for the community college system to use its leverage for changes.

Did the Scramble to Remote Learning Work? Here’s What Higher Ed Thinks
Audrey Williams June, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Opinion: The End of College as We Knew It?
Frank Bruni, The New York Times
Essay: Do You Know What It’s Like?
David Harris, Inside Higher Ed
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