Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 22, 2020
Where Are Most International Students? Stranded Here, Needing Colleges’ Help
Karin Fischer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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COVID-19 affects all students. But the American College Health Association has singled out international students as a vulnerable population.

Far from family and longtime friends, they are at risk of isolation, and they are less likely than their American counterparts to seek counseling. Shifting student-visa policies and an uptick in racist and xenophobic incidents can add to their anxiety.

Will 2020 Be a 'Lost Year' for Students?
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Edge
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One question on many people’s minds is: Will this end up being a lost year for students educationally? Many educators acknowledge the missed opportunities, like extended time in labs and robust co-curricular learning. But they also note some unexpected benefits.

Several educators weigh in on how the pandemic is altering the landscape for online learning—plus what some colleges are doing to more effectively adapt to employers’ evolving expectations.

Podcast: Who Is Missing From College During the Pandemic? A Lot of Students, Actually
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge
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They might be on your roster, but they’re ghosting you. So what’s an online professor to do when students just aren’t participating?

This podcast explores who is disappearing from higher education because of COVID-19 and what professors are doing to keep students motivated and engaged.

How Career and Technical Education Shuts Out Black and Latino Students From High-Paying Professions
Sarah Butrymowicz, Jeff Amy, and Larry Fenn, The Hechinger Report/The Associated Press
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Alphina Kamara, who is Black, wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her Wilmington, Delaware, high school. 

She's far from alone. Career and technical education is viewed as a gateway to good jobs. But a new analysis finds a deep racial divide in who benefits. 

Is It Time for All Students to Take Ethnic Studies?
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
Finding Opportunities Amid Crises—Even COVID-19
Madeline Patton, Community College Daily
Commentary: Student Visa Change Could Hurt U.S. Competitiveness
David L. Di Maria, U.S. News & World Report
The Future of Jobs Report 2020
World Economic Forum
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