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 26, 2018
Gov. Snyder Unveils 'Marshall Plan' for Talent
Rick Pluta, Michigan Radio
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The state of Michigan has big plans to revolutionize skills development, including a $100 million investment on competency-based education programs and certificates.
CCAMPIS Makes a Difference for Student-Parents
Community College Daily
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Student-parents like Taylor Mathena know firsthand the challenges of balancing college, family, and work responsibilities. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program provides a lifeline, helping low-income parents cover the cost of on-campus child care as they pursue a degree or credential.

DACA in a Red State: Living Undocumented on the Texas-Mexico Border
Kirk Carapezza, On Campus
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For Roberto Valadez, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program represents a symbol of hope. He was able to enroll in college at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he graduated in December 2017. 

Now, however, the Senate's failure to find a compromise on DACA has left the fates of thousands of young people like Valadez in the balance. And with a March 5th deadline set by President Trump just around the corner, time is running out.

Without Addressing Basic Needs, Student Success Strategies Fall Short
Sydney Johnson, EdSurge
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Student success initiatives must also put emphasis on basic needs that data alone cannot solve, suggest some higher education experts. This includes food insecurity and housing.
Opinion: President Should Look to Ivy Tech as Example
Jennifer Ping, Indianapolis Business Journal
Opinion: Working on a Better Pell Grant
Andy Van Kleunen, U.S. News & World Report
Texas Students Welcome Campus Support Groups
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Tech Powers Real-Time, Personalized Feedback That Promotes Student Success
Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education
Blog: HBCUs: Vital to U.S. Competitiveness
Johnathan M. Holifield, Homeroom
Nevada University Eyes Student Success in Online Schooling
Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Opinion: When Higher Education Languishes, So Does Michigan
David L. Eisler,  Thomas Haas, and Edward Montgomery, Crain's Detroit Business
Veteran Educator Tapped to Lead Adult-Serving University
Lois Elfman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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