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Racial Justice and Equity
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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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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