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Supporting Californians Without College Degrees is an Opportunity to Support California’s Economy

We’ve written before about how the Americans most impacted by the covid-19 pandemic are the people who were being least served and supported before the pandemic.  Helping them through these new problems means we have to fix the old ones. California Competes, which researches higher education’s relationship to economic succes, has made that point very […]

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photo of Ajita Menon
photo of Ajita Menon

Watch Calbright President Ajita Menon Discuss Strategies for Serving the Vulnerable During a Time of Crisis

People who had easy access to educational resources before the covid-19 pandemic will still have easy access to everything they need to keep their education going now. Things like money, time, and technology. But what about vulnerable populations that were struggling to access the education they needed before everything stayed home and went digital? What […]

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The Promises, and Danger, of Investing in Educational Technology During a Crisis

For almost two decades, people have been saying that eventually all or most education would be online  But no one meant it like this. That’s the trouble with predictions – even when they’re right, you have to read the fine print.  That’s also a crucial lesson for us as almost every classroom across the country, […]

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The Mission is Getting Harder, but We’re All Pulling Together

Our fellow California colleges, and their students, are facing profoundly difficult challenges.  In what one university system official called “thoughtful and intentional anarchy,” thousands of professors are moving their classes online on short notice, doing the best they can in circumstances no one should have to face. They do this as administrators have to make […]

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