Here's what we've been reading:

Elevating College Completion
Via Third Way: "We’ve reached a fever pitch in the press when it comes to issues of college affordability. But there’s another aspect of higher education that often doesn’t get near the attention it deserves – college completion."

New Study Finds Disparities Among College Graduates
Afro reports on a new study by the Center for American Progress that explores education disparities, finding most notably that, “even Black and Hispanic students who earn tertiary degrees face disparities.”

A Better Way to Educate Black Young Men
Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Eagle Academy Foundation President and CEO David C. Banks examine the distinct challenges young black men face and explain the need for programs like the Eagle Institute that  address these specific struggles.

As a Black College Student, Poverty Was My Everyday Life
Aaron Coleman, a New York University graduate and 2018 Black Campus Fellow, writes about his experience as a low-income student at NYU.

Witnesses Demand Focus on Guns at First School Safety Commission Hearing
The New York Times reports on the Federal Commission on School Safety’s first public forum in Washington. An array of students, parents and teachers came together to advocate for more resources for mental health services, anti-violence programs and school support staff over more guns or law enforcement presence in schools.