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.
December 18, 2017
Photo: Meredith Kolodner
Undocumented High Schoolers Work Long Hours, Putting College Further Out of Reach
Sarah Gonser and Meredith Kolodner, The Hechinger Report/PBS NewsHour
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The stress of working jobs to financially support themselves and their families while attending high school hits undocumented teens disproportionally hard. As a key contributor to their family's income, many are forced to put their college dreams on hold indefinitely.

Final Tax Bill Would Spare Some Higher-Ed Worries, But Could Lead to State Budget Cuts
Eric Kelderman and Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Republican legislation is headed for votes in Congress without a tax on graduate-student tuition waivers but with a tax on big college endowment earnings.
Closing the Gap: Indiana Apprenticeship Programs Help Hoosiers Find Meaningful Work
Brittany King, The Indianapolis Recorder
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Indiana officials are betting on a new state agency, The Office of Apprenticeship, to help train workers and fill more than 100,000 available jobs.

We Need to Improve the Transfer Experience
Walter Pearson, The EvoLLLution
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Continuing education divisions help drive degree completion rates by being accessible to non-traditional audiences, and CE leaders can do more to advance this work by increasing flexibility around transfer credit acceptance.
Completion After Six Years at 38%
Community College Daily
Blog: Lessons on Increasing College Completion
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Education Research Report
The Skills Gap - Fact or Fantasy?
Michael Sano, EdSurge
Being Responsive to Business Needs
Ben Davis, Michigan City News-Dispatch (Michigan)
Commentary: College Degrees That Lead to Jobs
DeRionne Pollard, Community College Daily
Demographic Changes as Destiny in College Admissions? It’s Complicated
Eric Hoover, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Student Debt in the City
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
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