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Talent, Innovation, and Equity
COVID-19 and Rural Higher Education

Rapid Innovation and Ideas for the Future

Sept. 9, 2020
COVID-19 has caused seismic shifts for postsecondary education. For rural colleges, the pandemic exacerbated issues that have affected students and communities for decades. A report from MDRC explores promising ideas and strategies to support rural college students during and after the pandemic.
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What Really Works in Student Success?

A Vision for Developing a Student-Focused Culture

June 24, 2020
Community college students invest considerable time and money into attending college, but too few of them complete their programs of study. This paper from the Community College Research Center discusses how the development of an overall framing vision for student success, the implementation of evidence-based practices, and the establishment of a culture that is conducive…
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The Role of Institutions in Advancing Racial Equity in Postsecondary Attainment

Talent, Innovation, and Equity Evaluation

May 27, 2020
Lumina’s Talent, Innovation, and Equity (TIE) initiative awards multi-year grants and technical assistance to states to promote awareness of racial attainment gaps in postsecondary education and work towards the reduction and elimination of those gaps.
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Coalition-Building Efforts and a Race-Conscious Postsecondary Agenda: Lessons from TIE States

Talent, Innovation, and Equity Evaluation

May 22, 2020
Lumina’s Talent, Innovation, and Equity (TIE) initiative awards multi-year grants and technical assistance to states to promote awareness of racial attainment gaps in postsecondary education and work towards the reduction and elimination of those gaps (Lumina, 2017).
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Clarifying the True Cost of College for Student-Parents

Net price calculators underestimate costs for low-income student parents

Jan. 27, 2020
For the 486,4544 student-parents in California juggling work, family, and academic obligations, not being able to afford college tends to be the biggest barrier to completing postsecondary education. To adequately plan their attendance, student parents need accurate estimates of the total cost of college, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and…
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Top 10 IT Issues, 2020

The Drive to Digital Transformation Begins

Jan. 21, 2020
A report from Educause tell a story of how higher education is beginning its digital transformation journey. Colleges and universities are working to unmake old practices and structures that have become inefficient and are preparing to use technology and data to better understand and support students and to become more student-centric.
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Unequal and Uneven: The Geography of Higher Education Access
Dec. 18, 2019
In much of the existing higher education literature, “college access” is understood in terms of pre-college educational attainment, social and informational networks, and financial capacity, both for tuition and living expenses. The US ranks highly on initial college access by comparison with other countries, but this access—along with all major metrics of college success, including…
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Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education

National and State Estimates of the Costs and Benefits of Single Mothers’ Educational Attainment to Individuals, Families, and Society

Dec. 4, 2019
Single mothers who earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree earn more, pay more in taxes, and require little if any public assistance, according to this study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The report provides state-level analysis on the economic and social returns for single mothers who are able to access higher education and…
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Growing the Numbers of Women in the Trades

Building Equity and Inclusion Through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Nov. 11, 2019
Greater access to apprenticeships in the skilled trades can help women achieve economic security and fill predicted skills shortages in construction. The construction trades provide good careers with family sustaining earnings. Employment prospects are favorable, not least because many skilled workers are close to the age where they may want to retire, and the industry…
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California’s Health Care Solution

The California Endowment’s 21st Century Pathways to Health Careers

Oct. 28, 2019
The 21st Century Pathways to Health Careers initiative addressed the inequities in the health workforce through efforts to develop equitable student-centered health career pathways. It also highlighted four elements that are essential to the success of career pathways initiatives: connecting a shared vision to tangible goals and actions, prioritizing equity, developing employer champions, and strengthening…
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