Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
January 10, 2018
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Most Americans Say U.S. STEM Education Is Middling, New Poll Finds
Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
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Many Americans still harbor concerns about the quality of STEM education in the U.S. and see it as “middling” compared with that of other advanced nations, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center. 

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Four Reasons Resumes No Longer Work
Stephanie Vozza, Fast Company
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According to hiring experts, titles and years of experience are no longer a job candidate's No. 1 currency. Instead, the focus is on the skills you have and the new ones you are acquiring.

Shaping the Future Workforce – Jennifer Crozier
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
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IBM is working to close the skills gap through its innovative P-TECH educational program, a six-year tech initiative that begins in the ninth grade and continues for two years after high school. In addition to in-class training, each student gets a mentor and workplace experiences. Students also have access to internships, and they’re first in line for job interviews once they graduate from the program.
Collaboration Between Institutions Necessary to Keep Higher Ed Afloat
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
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Around the country, educators are finding that smart collaboration with other institutions, stakeholders, and partners might be the key to survival for individual institutions.
Want Better Pay? Learn and Earn
Troy Turner, Opelika-Auburn News
Bridging the College Completion Gap With Comprehensive Systems of Support
Stacy S. Kehoe and Lindsay C. Page, Education Next
State, Colleges Target Hunger on Campus
Erin Jerome, The Daily Star (New York)
Colgate’s Mosaic Initiative, a Bridge Between Multicultural Alumni and Students
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Has UMUC Turned Enrollment Woes Around?
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
The Texas GED Problem Is Getting Worse
Center for Public Policy Priorities
How to Reform Remedial Education
Center for American Progress
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