Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
August 19, 2020
Jamie Merisotis: Forum/Aspen 2020 Summer Interview Series
Emily Hanford, The Forum for the Future of Higher Education
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In this interview, Emily Hanford of APM Reports talks with Lumina Foundation's Jamie Merisotis about the changes that COVID-19 brings to higher education and the future of work. 

Merisotis also discusses his new book, Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines, and what needs to happen in order to build a more human and technological future. 

Welcome to College in New York. Now Quarantine.
Troy Closson, The New York Times
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The coronavirus has disrupted nearly every facet of student life at colleges: Students are arriving to campus toting tests showing they are virus-free, dorms have been reconfigured, and new codes of conduct have been put in place.

But nowhere has the disruption for students been more pronounced than in New York, where a mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement for some out-of-state travelers is creating havoc for students from those states.

'I Don't Know If I Can Do This': Parents Brace for School Year Juggling Jobs, Remote Learning Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Charisse Jones, USA Today
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Parents have been forced to quickly rally in the age of COVID-19, juggling their jobs with the added roles of teacher, tutor, and even occasional IT technician.

Now employers and employees are grappling with how to adapt to a new reality that may require them to extend short-term fixes and create more long-term solutions, whether that's staggering schedules, splitting jobs between two workers, or offering leaves of absence. 

Podcast: Now That the Pandemic Hit, Will Employers Keep Giving Tuition Benefits?
Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge
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Higher education is increasingly happening beyond traditional colleges—through bootcamps, apps, and even at people’s jobs.

Rachel Carlson, CEO and co-founder of Guild Education, discusses the role employer-backed education might play in pandemic recovery for workers affected the most. She also shares her thoughts about whether higher education is dividing into two tracks—one focused on skills and the other focused on degrees.

Pressure Mounts on In-Person Holdouts
Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed
Can Online Learning Be Trauma-Responsive?
Karen Gross, New England Journal of Higher Education
Do Students Need a Bill of Rights?
Sara Weissman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Support for Free College Has Sharp Divide Along Partisan Lines, New Survey Finds
Owen Daugherty, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Free College for All JCPS Graduates Will Become Reality With This New Scholarship
Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal (Kentucky)
Assessment During a Crisis: Responding to a Global Pandemic
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment 
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