Top stories in higher ed for Friday
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, 2020
Jamie Merisotis
Colleges Are Beginning to Tackle Student Homelessness
Emily Nonko, Next City
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Miguel Ortiz-Cruz was a junior at North Carolina State University when Hurricane Florence hit. Three years earlier, he had come to college on a full-ride scholarship. A year later, he planned to graduate with a degree in graphic communications. But now he had to figure out how to maintain his education while his family had been left homeless. 

Mary Haskett, a psychology professor at North Carolina State, isn't surprised by the number of students struggling with food or housing instability at her institution. A new collaborative effort aims to help. 

Jamie Merisotis
The Moral Imperative Driving Digital Credentialing
The EvoLLLution
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Digital credentialing has become a key force in upskilling employees before their skills become irrelevant. 

In this interview, Kathleen deLaski of Education Design Lab discusses the value of digital credentials, the impact they have on society, and the challenges facing their broad proliferation.

Jamie Merisotis
Inequities in Advanced Coursework
The Education Trust
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Colleges are the pipeline to good jobs and the middle class, yet for many students of color and students from low-income backgrounds, a higher education degree remains out of reach. High college costs are a major factor, but a lack of access to advanced courses is another all-too-common barrier. 

A new report examines these inequities—and potential solutions for change. 

Jamie Merisotis
The Truth About College Admission
New Hampshire Public Radio
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In a time when the college admission process seems fraught with mystery, anxiety, and competitiveness, two authors on the subject balance the why with the how.

On this episode of The Exchange, Brennan Barnard and Rick Clark guide students and families through the deeper questions of why they want to go to college and what they hope to achieve. 

Local Economy Drives Academic Agenda
Marjorie Valbrun, Inside Higher Ed
Can a Different Approach to Testing Help Students Remember What They Learn?
Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Most Americans Say There Is Too Much Economic Inequality in the US, But Fewer Than Half Call It a Top Priority
Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Ruth Igielnik, and Rakesh Kochhar, Pew Research Center
Commentary: Stepping Away From the Brink: Community Colleges and Their Important Role in a More Equitable World
Edward Summers, Adriel A. Hilton, and Lessie Branch, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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Top stories in higher ed for Friday
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, 2020
Jamie Merisotis
Colleges Are Beginning to Tackle Student Homelessness
Emily Nonko, Next City
SHARE:  Facebook Twitter

Miguel Ortiz-Cruz was a junior at North Carolina State University when Hurricane Florence hit. Three years earlier, he had come to college on a full-ride scholarship. A year later, he planned to graduate with a degree in graphic communications. But now he had to figure out how to maintain his education while his family had been left homeless. 

Mary Haskett, a psychology professor at North Carolina State, isn't surprised by the number of students struggling with food or housing instability at her institution. A new collaborative effort aims to help. 

Jamie Merisotis
The Moral Imperative Driving Digital Credentialing
The EvoLLLution
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Digital credentialing has become a key force in upskilling employees before their skills become irrelevant. 

In this interview, Kathleen deLaski of Education Design Lab discusses the value of digital credentials, the impact they have on society, and the challenges facing their broad proliferation.

Jamie Merisotis
Inequities in Advanced Coursework
The Education Trust
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Colleges are the pipeline to good jobs and the middle class, yet for many students of color and students from low-income backgrounds, a higher education degree remains out of reach. High college costs are a major factor, but a lack of access to advanced courses is another all-too-common barrier. 

A new report examines these inequities—and potential solutions for change. 

Jamie Merisotis
The Truth About College Admission
New Hampshire Public Radio
SHARE:  Facebook Twitter

In a time when the college admission process seems fraught with mystery, anxiety, and competitiveness, two authors on the subject balance the why with the how.

On this episode of The Exchange, Brennan Barnard and Rick Clark guide students and families through the deeper questions of why they want to go to college and what they hope to achieve. 

Local Economy Drives Academic Agenda
Marjorie Valbrun, Inside Higher Ed
Can a Different Approach to Testing Help Students Remember What They Learn?
Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Most Americans Say There Is Too Much Economic Inequality in the US, But Fewer Than Half Call It a Top Priority
Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Ruth Igielnik, and Rakesh Kochhar, Pew Research Center
Commentary: Stepping Away From the Brink: Community Colleges and Their Important Role in a More Equitable World
Edward Summers, Adriel A. Hilton, and Lessie Branch, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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