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A transformative moment for philanthropy

– Here’s how the positive changes in individual and institutional philanthropy sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic can take root and grow.
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COVID-19 and US higher education enrollment: Preparing leaders for fall

– A college’s first-year class helps define the student experience and heavily influences the institution’s finances.... Higher education leaders are concerned about what will happen in the fall; our latest survey insights can help.
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COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Assessing jobs at risk and the impact on people and places

– Around 7.6 million jobs, or 24 percent of the UK workforce, are at risk because of COVID-19-related lockdowns. People and places... with the lowest incomes are the most vulnerable.
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COVID-19’s effect on jobs at small businesses in the United States

– Thirty million small-business jobs are vulnerable—a higher share than at larger private-sector employers.
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Best practices for an unusual US admissions cycle amid coronavirus

– COVID-19 and changes to the NACAC code of ethics have created new challenges and uncertainties for institutions seeking to enroll... students for fall 2020. Applying best practices can help universities even beyond May 1.

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How to improve student educational outcomes

To understand what matters in student achievement, we applied analytics to data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These reports take on a few of the most active debates: Do mindsets matter? If so, to what extent? What teaching practices work best? Does technology help?

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Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering more—and doing it faster

– Addressing the housing shortage is an opportunity to reimagine Los Angeles.
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Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

– The business case for inclusion and diversity (I&D) is stronger than ever. Taking a closer look at diversity winners reveals... what can drive real progress.
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Contact tracing for COVID-19: New considerations for its practical application

– As lockdowns lift, talk has turned to whether and how to track those infected with COVID-19, as well as those they might have... had contact with prior to testing positive. Here’s how contact tracing works—and some of its benefits and limitations.
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Transforming global health supply chains through data visibility

– Health systems in emerging markets have not realized the benefits of data visibility to global health supply-chain operations.... To do so, health-system leaders will need to take four critical actions.
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Safely back to school after coronavirus closures

– As they consider the path to reopening schools, systems can consider three questions: when to reopen, for whom, and with what... health and safety precautions in place.
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Getting the next phase of remote learning right in higher education

– Because of the coronavirus, American colleges and universities are entering new educational territory. Here are some practical... ways to deliver excellence.
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School-system priorities in the age of coronavirus

– Now that the immediate rush of closing K–12 schools is over, school systems must focus on four major priorities—and put equity... front and center.
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Food security and the coronavirus crisis: A view from Feeding America’s COO

– Katie Fitzgerald discusses the efforts of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, to obtain and distribute food... amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
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When governments go remote

– As COVID-19 forces government organizations to embrace virtual work, leaders must reimagine how they engage and collaborate with... their colleagues.
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How to rebuild and reimagine jobs amid the coronavirus crisis

– Public-, private-, and social-sector leaders are taking urgent steps to manage the fast-evolving crisis of jobs and work. But... there is room—and need—for greater focus, speed, boldness, and innovation.
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COVID-19: Investing in black lives and livelihoods

– The unfolding public-health and possible economic disaster of the pandemic will disproportionately affect black Americans—unless... stakeholders respond immediately.
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