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.
February 4, 2019
New Program in Idaho Brings UI Students, Inmates Together for Class
Justyna Tomtas, The Lewiston Tribune
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For three hours every week, several University of Idaho students sit side-by-side with inmates at the Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino as they pursue higher education goals through the Inside Out program. It's the first time the international program has been offered in the state of Idaho.

Inside-Out college courses are unique because they bring incarcerated and non-incarcerated students together for dialogue and learning across profound social differences. 
Massachusetts Offers Free Dorms to Homeless College Students
Fred Thys, WBUR
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The bubbling personality of "Sumail" masks a secret he keeps from his college classmates: He's homeless. 

Sumail is getting the support he needs thanks to a new pilot program in Massachusetts to house a small group of homeless community college students at nearby four-year state universities. 

Ten percent of state university students and 13 percent of community college students report they experienced homelessness in the past year. But state officials believe that number could be higher in that many students are embarrassed about being homeless.

Going to School Is a Struggle When Your Family Is Hiding From ICE
Kate Kilpatrick, The Huffington Post
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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) allowed a Jamaican family to stay in the country for years, then suddenly ordered them deported last summer. Now, as the family seeks sanctuary in the First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia, the children are struggling to maintain their grades and dreams of college.

College Spending Comes Under Closer Scrutiny
Delece Smith-Barrow, The Hechinger Report
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Two out of three college students now graduate with an average of nearly $30,000 in student debt, and the price of tuition continues to rise at an unsustainable rate, faster even than health care. So how do colleges spend that money?

A new web site from the American Council on Education aims to provide answers. Launched last week, is designed to equip the people who oversee colleges and universities with the tools to perform their own analysis of higher education spending trends. Parents and students can take advantage of it, as well, to figure out not only how much a school costs but also how much of that cost is actually spent on classroom instruction.
Will Anyone Save Black Colleges?
Adam Harris, The Atlantic
Ramping Up Apprenticeships
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
Iowa Among Most At-Risk for Job Automation
Vanessa Miller, The Gazette
Q&A: Heather Ricciuto on How Universities Can Help Students Embrace Cybersecurity Paths
Eli Zimmerman, EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education
Five Ways Innovation Is Inspiring Higher Ed
Laura Ascione, eCampus News
Study: Many Adult Learners Struggle With Financial Aid Applications Due to Jargon
Joelle Fredman, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Opinion: Together, We Can Change the Future for Utah Students
Ruth Watkins and Deneece Huftalin, Deseret News
Opinion: One Way to Make College Meaningful
Tom Perrin, The New York Times
Janet Napolitano on DACA’s Enduring Legacy
Cristian Farias, The New York Times
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