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The Possibility Report highlights the state’s racial equity imperative for investing in higher education and leaves us with several policy recommendations across five key themes that would advance and support student success.
During the event, panelists touched on the need for continued philanthropic and state support of in-prison educational programming, the importance of prioritizing face-to-face education for incarcerated students post-COVID, and the cascading effects investing in higher education can have among families and communities.
California’s Master Plan for Higher Education has been an engine of social mobility and economic strength for the state and a masterful exemplar for our nation. With the recent restoration of Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated students, California has an opportunity to draw from the success of the Master Plan by extending educational opportunities for upward mobility, employment, and civic engagement to a new demographic–currently incarcerated students.
During Advancing Equity and Online Learning at Community Colleges with Open Educational Resources (OER), leaders in the OER and distance learning space provided insights on the benefits of OER and how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of no-cost, openly licensed digital learning materials
The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Pregnant and Parenting Students Initiative is committed to the academic and personal success of pregnant and parenting students. Through a Michelson Spark Grant, 20MM is partnering with the CSULB to further the impact their Initiative has had.
On February 5, 2021, at 10:00 AM you are invited to join the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office as they launch Rising Scholars, an equity-driven initiative that serves incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. During the program, attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to preview The Possibility Report by the Campaign for College Opportunity, which was funded by a Michelson Spark Grant.