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  • The Two-Faced Promise of Higher Education

    The four-year college degree has long been the gold standard and the surest gateway to economic opportunity in the…

  • Ensuring Equity: Policy Recommendations to Increase the Diversity of Selective Public Institutions of Higher Education

    Not all institutions of higher education are equal—in their funding, resources, or student outcomes. Selective public institutions, typically defined…

  • Factsheet: Equity Gaps in Higher Education

    There is a significant and persistent disparity in educational attainment between different groups of students. Equity gaps between students…

  • What Works for Today’s Students: Increasing Diversity at Selective Institutions

    Low-income, Black, and Latinx students are underrepresented at selective colleges and universities. Only 34 percent of low-income students with…

  • Policy Brief: Expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to Include Student Caregivers

    Access to affordable child care is crucial for families: In 2010, fewer than one-third of children had a full-time…

  • Promoting Equity for Black Lives in Postsecondary Education

    It has been inspiring and hopeful to see higher education leaders, including those who lead large community college systems,…

  • Champion Check-In: Aaron Thompson, President, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

    Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson shares what he learned from students through a listening tour across…

  • 3 Ways Federal Policy Solutions Can Level the Playing Field in Higher Education and the Economy

    Education and the economy are two of the top five issues for 2020 voters. So, it’s no surprise that…

  • Indigenous Higher Education: Asserting an Inherent Right to Education

    Often when I speak before an audience, I start with a land acknowledgement, recognizing that all land on which…

  • The Equity Imperative in Higher Education Policy and Practice

    As a first-generation college graduate employed by an organization that promotes equity in higher education policies and practices, I…

  • The Tradition of Student Activism Influencing Higher Education Policy

    I recently visited a student activism class full of masters-level students studying higher education administration where I spoke about…

  • Equity—It Takes a College

    Colorado has a problem, and we’re not alone. For many years, Colorado has had one of the highest post-secondary…