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Racial Justice and Equity
Race and Racism: Doing Good Better

Put a Stop to Colorblind Communications

Dec. 14, 2020
As communicators, our power lies in storytelling. We choose the narratives, messengers, words, and images that persuade people to change their minds or take action. With that power comes a responsibility to resist perpetuating racist systems and to do better. Or, as we say, do good.
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Persisting Inequalities and Paths Forward

A Report on the State of Undocumented Students in California’s Public Universities

Dec. 1, 2020
Over the past two decades, state policies and institutional practices have steadily opened the halls of higher education to undocumented youth. But how are these students faring once they arrive on campus? This report from the UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity and the Undocumented Student Equity Project takes stock of the experiences…
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Why Rich Colleges Get Richer & Poor Colleges Get Poorer

The Case for Equity-Based Funding in Higher Education

Nov. 25, 2020
American colleges and universities are deeply unequal when it comes to their finances. A small handful of colleges hold the vast majority of wealth and financial resources—and these colleges enroll far too few low-income students and students of color. But what would happen if the tables were turned? What if colleges serving the nation’s lowest-income…
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What Matters Most for Equity

Community Insights

Nov. 5, 2020
As the nation grapples with the issue of equity, a new report from Civitas Learning provides insight on how best to promote equitable opportunities for success among college and university students—not years down the road, but now.
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Improving Developmental and College-Level Mathematics

Prominent Reforms and the Need to Address Equity

Nov. 2, 2020
A new working paper from the Community College Research Center examines the equity implications of existing reforms to developmental math, with examples of more targeted reforms to address factors such as stereotype threat, math anxiety, instructor bias, and tracking.
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Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Continues to Hit Lower-Income Americans the Hardest

Half of adults who say they lost a job due to the coronavirus outbreak are still unemployed

Oct. 30, 2020
A report from the Pew Research Center shows that one-in-four adults have had trouble paying their bills since the coronavirus outbreak started and about one-third have dipped into savings or retirement accounts to make ends meet. These experiences continue to be more common among adults with lower incomes, those without a college degree, and Black…
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It’s Time to Worry About College Enrollment Declines Among Black Students
Oct. 30, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, higher education was facing a national decline in enrollment. Now, a new report from the Center for American Progress is sounding the alarm about college enrollment declines among Black students. The study highlights several strategies that it says the federal government, states, and institutions must do to address equity…
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Indiana College Equity Report 2020

Educational Equity Creates Economic Opportunity

Oct. 12, 2020
Tracks college-going rates of Indiana high school graduates by different ethnicities and demographics.
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Racial and Ethnic Segregation Within Colleges

Research Report from URBAN Institute

Oct. 12, 2020
Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity on college campuses is a key component of any broad policy agenda aimed at reducing structural inequality, but access to higher education does not always equate to graduation and equal labor market opportunities, says this report from the Urban Institute.
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Undocumented Students and the College Pipeline

Postsecondary Education and Undocumented Students

Oct. 9, 2020
A new report from the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and Research for Action shows how Promise programs advance or hinder affordability, access, and success for undocumented students. The report include recommendations for state policymakers, practitioners, advocates, and other stakeholders.
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