Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
April 9, 2018
New On-the-Job Training Models on the Rise in Indiana
Tyler Lake, Indiana Public Media
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Apprenticeships have been around for centuries, giving people hands-on experience in a certain trade. Now, some Indiana institutions are applying new ideas to this ancient form of learning.
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Even With Scholarships, Students Often Need Extra Financial Help
Janet Morrissey, The New York Times
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Mercedes Davis participates in the Low-Income and First-in-Their-Family Assistance and Resources program at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She used funds from the effort to buy a raincoat and boots.

Haverford is among a growing number of colleges that have set up programs to help low-income students with unexpected financial expenses. By removing financial stress, the schools hope students are better able to flourish academically. 

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With Changing Students and Times, Colleges Are Going Back to School
Erica L. Green, The New York Times
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No longer is a postsecondary institution's most promising pipeline the average teenager going to college for the first time, but more likely the adult who may need to go back for a second or third. For thousands of colleges and universities, that means re-examining centuries worth of practice as they adapt to a rapidly changing landscape and an impatient workforce.

Three Ideas to Improve Higher Education From the Chronicle’s Fourth Annual Version of ‘Shark Tank’
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Chronicle of Higher Education's Shark Tank: Edu Edition returned to the South by Southwest EDU conference in March to weigh in on three ideas for improving higher education.

Pitches included a financial- and college-planning app to identify factors that often derail low-income students from completing college, a hiring assessment for faculty, and a communications tool to help counselors at scholarship programs and others keep track of the challenges their students are facing. 
STEM Conference Tackles Student Readiness for Evolving Workforce
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Survey: Career Relevance Boosts Positive Perceptions of Higher Education
Allie Bidwell, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Commentary: Workforce Development Should Be a Priority for America
Plinio Ayala and Eric Westphal, U.S. News & World Report
Opinion: Model Program Offers Second Chance
Kristin Tank, The Detroit News (Michigan)
Opinion: How to Level the College Playing Field
Harold O. Levy With Peg Tyre, The New York Times
Taking Talent ABQ’s Skills-Based Hiring to National Stage
Richard J. Berry, Albuquerque Journal
From College to Life
Gallup and the Strada Education Network
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