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Racial Equity
Making Opportunity Real: A Framework for Communicating About Racial Justice

Lumina Messaging Manual for Communicating About Racial Justice

Aug. 13, 2020
This message manual contains research-based language and guidance for anyone communicating about racial equity in education after high school.
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Face Mask Required in Class

How COVID-19 Changed Everything and Nothing at All

June 23, 2020
Based on an analysis of research, the very set of issues leaders are grappling with today are the ones identified as being of concern pre-pandemic. COVID-19 has only exacerbated underlying and systemic issues and risks.
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Black College Grads Report Less Support in College

Less than a quarter of Black college graduates believe their professors cared about them

June 17, 2020
A new report from Gallup says that just 21 percent of Black college graduates nationally strongly agree that their professors cared about them as a person, compared with 34 percent of white graduates.
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Leading After a Racial Crisis

Weaving a Campus Tapestry of Diversity and Inclusion

June 15, 2020
A report from the American Council on Education examines the 2015 racial crisis at the University of Missouri–Columbia and the steps taken by the institution to increase its capacity for diversity, equity, and inclusion over the last five years.
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Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States

2020 Historical Trend Report

May 18, 2020
Equalization of institutional resources and quality does not mean a reduction in diversity or excellence, but it does mean embedding the consideration of equity issues in every step of institutional recovery and rebuilding.
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Unlocking Hidden Value

How Investing in Immigrant Talent Benefits Your Bottom Line

May 4, 2020
Companies that invest in developing entry- and mid-level talent from immigrant and refugee backgrounds increase business value and worker well-being at the same time. This report lays out the case for unlocking this population’s potential.
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Undocumented Students in Higher Education

How Many Students Are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They?

April 15, 2020
Undocumented immigrant students make up about 2 percent of all students enrolled in U.S. higher education, according to a report from the New American Economy and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The report estimates some 454,000 undocumented immigrant students are enrolled in higher education today, working to obtain degrees and going on…
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New York’s Free Tuition Program Falling Short

Excelsior Scholarship is serving very few CUNY students and few community college students statewide

March 24, 2020
Faced with major economic disruption, New Yorkers are likely to turn to higher education. But while the Excelsior Scholarship program is growing, CUNY students and community college students statewide continue to be underserved.
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Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2018-19

In 2018-19, 539 institutions met the enrollment definition of HSIs.

March 23, 2020
The number of Hispanic-serving institutions has increased by 93 percent over the past decade, but the majority of Latino enrollment is concentrated in less than 20 percent of colleges and universities, according to this report from Excelencia in Education.
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The State of the Diploma

Learning from New York’s 2018-19 high school graduation rate data

Feb. 27, 2020
Underserved students who are low income, Black or Latino in the state of New York are too often being funneled into pathways that are least aligned with attending college, states this report from the New York Equity Coalition.
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