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Racial Justice and Equity
Raising Undergraduate Degree Attainment Among Black Women and Men Takes on New Urgency Amid the Pandemic

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May 13, 2021
This year has been like no other in the history of the United States. More than 550,000 people (and counting) have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. That is more than the number of Americans killed in World Wars I and II combined. But the pandemic’s devastation has not been distributed equally. Communities of color…
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Racial and Ethnic Equity Gaps in Postsecondary Career and Technical Education

Considerations for Online Learning

March 8, 2021
Structural racism and other systemic inequalities can limit access to and success in online career and technical education programs for students of color, especially Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students. This brief from the Urban Institute describes equity gaps for students of color in CTE programs and offers a framework for improving outcomes at the course,…
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Like a Juggler

The Experiences of Racially Minoritized Student Parents in a California Community College

March 1, 2021
This brief from Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research details the experience of student parents of color at an anonymized community college. The study seeks to build broader understanding of the challenges student parents face as they work toward greater economic security for themselves and their families.
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Changing the Narrative on Student Borrowers of Color

Forging a Racially Just Path Forward

Feb. 24, 2021
Stark differences by race and ethnicity exist in student borrowing trends are well known, but real progress depends on setting up a different conversation. This collection explores the complexities of student debt; focuses on systems change and not blaming individuals; puts experts of color at the center; and emphasizes important differences among Black, Hispanic, and…
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The State of Higher Education for Black Californians

California is home to the fifth-largest Black population in the United States.

Feb. 23, 2021
California’s Black families and students know the value of an education, but the dream of going to college and crossing the graduation stage remains an illusion for many Black Californians. This report from The Campaign for College Opportunity reveals progress the state is making in better preparing Black students for college, plus recommendations needed to…
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Recovery With Equity

A Roadmap for Higher Education After the Pandemic

Feb. 15, 2021
Since the global pandemic struck, Californians and postsecondary institutions alike have been grappling with extraordinary challenges. With a focus on equitable student achievement and in partnership with education leaders across the state, this report from California Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education offers interconnected recommendations aimed at ensuring the opportunity for success and economic mobility is…
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Can Dual Enrollment Algebra Reduce Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Early STEM Outcomes?

Evidence From Florida

Feb. 8, 2021
Math is an integral subject in nearly all STEM disciplines, and early exposure to advanced math coursework may encourage high school students to enter and persist in STEM fields in college. This report from the Community College Research Center examines whether taking college algebra through dual enrollment affects high school graduation, college enrollment, and early…
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A Pledge of Allegiance to America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Key Priorities of the Biden-Harris Education Agenda

Jan. 25, 2021
A new report from the Center for the Study of HBCUs at Virginia Union University analyzes the administration’s proposed education policies, specifically those that affect historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The policies featured in the study focus on federal Pell Grant increases, enhanced research opportunities at HBCUs, student loan debt, and student success.
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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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