Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
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August 1, 2017
Apprenticeship Programs Gaining Momentum
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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There are currently 206,000 Registered Apprenticeships with the U.S. Department of Labor. President Trump has indicated he wants to expand the number of apprenticeships to five million—although not necessarily through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship program. 

Black Colleges Still Waiting
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
President Trump promised the best effort ever for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) but has left a top position at a key advocacy office unfilled for longer than any previous administration. And his pledge to move the office to the White House remains unfulfilled.
Year-Round Pell Restoration a Great First Step When It Comes to Student Access and Attainment
Susan Johnson and Zakiya Smith, Lumina Foundation
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The return of Year-Round Pell Grants is significant for non-traditional students, whose schedules do not necessarily bend to the outdated agrarian postsecondary calendar. Often working and supporting families, these grants give students the financial ability to remain enrolled in the spring and summer terms, which previously were not eligible for Pell funding. 

Going All In On Personalized Learning
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
A $20 million project from National University seeks to combine adaptive courseware, predictive analytics, and competency-based learning with a goal of better serving adult students.
Opinion: Robust Data Needed to Track Performances of Students
Steve Sigmund and Brian Fitsch, Poughkeepsie Journal (New York)
NM’s Higher Ed System Under Microscope
Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal
Essay: Maximizing Mobility
Michael Lawrence Collins, Inside Higher Ed
Q&A: How Food Banks Tie Into Financial Aid
Allie Bidwell, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Opinion: To Grow Our Economy, We Must Focus On Skills
Jonathan Aberman, The Washington Post
Commit to Building On New England’s “Employability” Advantage!
Ross Gittell, New England Journal of Higher Education
Cost-Conscious Families Choosing In-State Colleges
Farran Powell, U.S. News & World Report
Promise Program Targets Community Colleges
Duane Johnson, Northern Nevada Business Weekly
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