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California Creates Higher Ed Recovery Taskforce to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is bringing together state and national experts in higher education equity and innovation to create the California Higher Education Recovery with Equity Taskforce.

Beginning this month, the task force will determine what mid- and long-term

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actions the state’s education leaders, government and philanthropic institutions should take to mitigate and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its recommendations, which will be presented by the end of 2020, will consider an array of issues, reports including teaching and learning, student enrollment, infrastructure, operations and finance. The taskforce includes well-known academicians like Dr. Shaun Harper of USC.

‚ÄúThese are trying times for California‚Äôs students and institutions of higher education. Recasting those challenges as opportunities requires bold vision, deep partnership, and practical ideas,‚ÄĚ said the task force‚Äôs chair, Dr. Lande Ajose, who is also Newsom‚Äôs senior policy advisor for higher education.

‚ÄúWhen we combine those elements, we can reimagine and rework how our world-class system of public higher education can better serve the diverse and hard-working students of the state. I know the equity-minded leaders on this taskforce can help us emerge from this moment stronger and more resilient than before.‚ÄĚ

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