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A First Time Attendee Reflects on Equity at the 2020 Open Education Conference

A First Time Attendee Reflects on Equity at the 2020 Open Education Conference

As a first-time attendee of the Open Education Conference, I was not entirely sure what to expect. This year’s unique virtual format and a higher education landscape burdened by the pandemic made me even more apprehensive. But any concerns I had were swiftly allayed by the breadth of insight presented and the emphasis on both equity and accessibility throughout the schedule.

New Effort Addresses Professional Development Gap for Educators Teaching in Prisons

New Effort Addresses Professional Development Gap for Educators Teaching in Prisons

Higher education in prison (HEP) programs have grown significantly since 2015. Five years ago, not a single California community college offered face-to-face teaching in prison. Today, 34 out of 35 prisons are partnered with community colleges and provide face-to-face Associate Degree for Transfer pathways to over 6,000 incarcerated students.

A New Chapter and Our Profound Responsibility

A New Chapter and Our Profound Responsibility

In his speech Saturday night, President-elect Joe Biden pledged to “marshal the forces of decency, the forces of fairness, to marshal the forces of science and forces of hope in the great battles of our time.”