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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
What you might have missed earlier this week
From National Geographic:
COVID-19 will likely be with us forever. Here's how we'll live with it.
By Michael Greshko
As Covid-19 continues to run its course, there is an increased likelihood of it becoming endemic, constantly circulating through the population but causing fewer cases of severe disease. Such a transition will not occur overnight, and the exact post-pandemic trajectory of the virus depends on three major factors. Read this article

From Bloomberg Opinion:
In order to see a strong recovery, the U.S. will need to get much better at equipping people with the skills the economy needs. A comprehensive workforce agenda focused on boosting investment in career and technical education, helping workers get training, and building partnerships between educational institutions and employers should be at the center of the effort. Read this article
From The Hechinger Report:
OPINION: Reclaiming the role of the humanities in our democracy
By Loni Bordoloi Pazich, Tamara Mann Tweel, and Annie W. Bezbatchenko
Recent threats to American democracy present an opportunity to reassess the purpose of education and highlight the value and importance of the humanities. Read this article

From The Art Newspaper:
Can Biden's inauguration galvanise the US art world into finally taking action against climate change?
By Tess Thackara
The new administration’s commitment to climate action may at last encourage the US arts sector to more actively pursue sustainability efforts that have been gaining momentum over the past year. Read this article

Further Reading
From Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce:
Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want
Job qualifications are generally defined by a combination of education, experience, and competencies. This report examines which competencies are in high demand across the workforce and in specific occupational groups, and how they can pay off in determining higher earnings. Read this report

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