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 19, 2018
What's Next for 700,000 DACA Recipients as Immigration Debate Breaks Down
NPR
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NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to immigration lawyer Cesar Vargas about the recent breakdown in the U.S. Senate over immigration, and what that means for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Preparing for Re-Entry
Community College Daily
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Central Georgia Technical College is no stranger to working with the incarcerated population. But a new pilot program goes beyond training provided by the institution's Office of Re-Entry Services.

The Maintenance Electrical Plumbing program at two state prisons launched a few months ago and serves a dual purpose: inmates learn electrical systems, plumbing and carpentry skills while they improve the prison facilities.

Getting an Early Start: Apprenticeship Program Grows as Employers Struggle With Worker Shortage
Lauren French, The Leader-Telegram
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At 16 years old, Dylan Bush is getting a firsthand look at how the manufacturing industry operates. Where other high schoolers might be earning cash in retail or fast food, Bush is learning computer coding and how to make 3D models.

Bush is part of an apprenticeship program in Wisconsin that connects high school students with businesses to expose them to future careers and working life after graduation. Meanwhile, area employers are cultivating the labor they would like to see.

Skills-Based Hiring Goes Coast-to-Coast With the Skillful State Network
Matt Parke, WorkingNation
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Launched in 2016, an initiative called Skillful has helped Colorado employers discover the value of workers without college degrees. Now 20 more states are joining in the effort to close the skills gap and create a skills-focused labor market.
Education at the Speed of Industry
Jackie Elliot, Community College Daily
Restructuring the Education Department
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: How Higher Education Sets Virginia Apart
John McLaughlin and Keith Frederick, The Washington Post
Fault Lines on Display
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: Tuition-Free College Will Aid Students, Economy
Morley Winograd, Huntington Herald Dispatch (West Virginia)
Leader Wants to See More Gains for Nevada College Students
Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Iowan Project Recruits Tech Talent Back to Their Home State
Christine McGuigan, Silicon Prairie News
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