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Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
December 11, 2018
CUNY’s ‘Single Stop’ Program Provides Holistic Support
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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With more than 46 million Americans living in poverty, the City University of New York (CUNY) has continued a nearly decade-long effort to holistically support student success through its Single Stop Program initiative.

The effort provides a central location for students and their families to receive confidential support around food resources, health insurance, legal and financial assistance and tax preparation assistance free of charge. Currently available in all seven of CUNY's community colleges and at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Single Stop initiative aims to alleviate non-academic "stressors" that can hinder students' academic success and degree completion.

Far From Home: Demystifying the College Experience
Bekah McNeel, KERA
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Demystifying college is critical for first-generation students. It's even more so for parents and families. That's why more colleges and universities are going the extra mile to create special programs and efforts that establish the parents of first-generation students as invaluable partners in getting their children through college.

How These Humanities Graduates Are Finding Jobs in Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Brown, PBS NewsHour
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It's become a common perception: A degree in the liberal arts may not be the ticket in the high-tech economy.

Many young people seem to believe it. Just one in 20 of all college degrees are now in the humanities and liberal arts, down from nearly one in five in the 1960s. This episode of the Future of Work explores why students with "soft skills" are critical for innovating and helping organizations run effectively, even in Silicon Valley.

What College Professors Should Know About Learning Science
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge
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Researchers are gaining a better understanding of how people learn—both what works and what doesn’t go so well—in the classroom. The next step is to apply that research in actual college instruction.

One person pushing to put learning science into practice on college campuses is Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this podcast, Sarma shares his thoughts on the future of learning. 

Can For-Profit Colleges Rebound?
Jon Marcus, Education Next
Wanted: Employees Who Can Shake Hands, Make Small Talk
Kate King, The Wall Street Journal
Opinion: When College Degrees Impede Opportunity
Frederick M. Hess and Grant, American Enterprise Institute
How Newsom Could Create a New golden Era for Higher Education
Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, CALmatters
College Is Addressing Deficiencies
Amanda Postma, The Missourian
Buena Schools Promote College Readiness With New Programs
Claire Lowe, Press of Atlantic City
Unmet Financial Need Is Rising
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
How One Private University Is Drawing More Pell Students
William C. Dudley, The Washington Post
The ‘Middle Skills’ Gap
David Cantor, The 74
Letters to the Editor: Come Together to Solve the Tech Talent Gap
Courtney DeOreo, Crain's Cleveland Business
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