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.
June 9, 2020
Words Matter for College Presidents, But So Will Actions
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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Many higher education leaders are calling for change in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, but thus far few have shared ideas on how to enact it. Observers want them to do more to address inequities on campus and in wider society.

Podcast: Thinking Through an Uncertain Fall
Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer, dotEDU
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With the unofficial start of summer, all eyes are on if and when colleges and universities will welcome students back to campus this fall. Terry Hartle of the American Council on Education discusses what higher education institutions need to support reopening and how Congress can help.

College Students Raising Kids Were in Crisis Before Coronavirus. Lockdown Made It Worse.
Nicole Lynn Lewis and Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, NBC News
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For students with children, college often includes juggling academic responsibilities with parenting and scraping by just to afford rent without much, or any, support from their schools.

As colleges look to help their student populations navigate COVID-19 changes, policy advocates and others say more must be done to ensure student-parents succeed.

Once Homeless, a New College Graduate Looks to the Future
Zachary Green, PBS NewsHour
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In April, Jaime Waldron was a homeless college student worried about completing her online studies before graduation. Now, Waldron has officially graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in criminal justice. In this interview, she talks about her hopes for the future in the face of COVID-19.

The Future of Apprenticeships
Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed
Why Colleges’ Plans for Fall Are Like ‘Nailing Jell-O to the Wall’
Lee Gardner, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Equity in 2020 Requires More Than a Diversity Statement
Aisha S. Ahmad, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Report: To Ensure Equity, Prioritize CARES Act Aid for Public Colleges
Lois Elfman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Blog: On Ending Structural Racism and Committing to Racial Equity
Andy Van Kleunen, National Skills Coalition
Paying for College: How Some Counties Will Fund Community Colleges
Matthew Rink, Ellwood City Ledger (Pennsylvania)
College in Prison: Round Two for Opportunity
Gerard Robinson, American Enterprise Institute
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