Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
January 25, 2018
Questions About Student Aid Debit Card
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
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As the Education Department releases details on a new prepaid card for some federal student loan recipients, some consumer advocates question the pilot program over student data and restrictions on spending.
The Shift Is Now: Aviation’s Race for Technicians
Matt Parke, WorkingNation
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A talent shortage of qualified avionics technicians could hold the aviation industry back as an industry-wide mandate for digital upgrades draws closer.

Report: For Many Adult Learners, Going to College Is Desirable But Unaffordable
Jeremy House, Education Dive
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Many adult learners believe that returning to college can unlock new career opportunities, but they cite financial issues and lack of information about the quality of available education options as reasons for holding them back.

More Minnesota High School Students Are Graduating. But How Many Are Actually Ready for Jobs or College?
Erin Hinrichs, MinnPost
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How valuable is a high school diploma if it offers no assurance that graduates are entering the workforce or postsecondary system well equipped with a solid academic foundation? The state of Minnesota is wrestling with this very question. 
The Australian Apprenticeship Model
Wayne Wheeler, Community College Daily
Who Has the Most Student Debt? The Wealthiest, a New Analysis Finds
Andy Thomason, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Latino Male Teachers: Building the Pipeline
Madeline Will, Education Week
Realistic Measure of Student Success at Community Colleges Needed
Anne M. Kress, Robert K. Nye, and James M. Sunser, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Essay: Rethinking Remediation
Elaine P. Maimon, Inside Higher Ed
Essay: Collaborating to Find Solutions Out of Remediation
W. Theory Thompson and Danae McLeod, Inside Higher Ed
ACT Launches 2018 Policy Platforms
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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