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Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
January 28, 2019
UA Increasing Resources to Help Hungry Students and Lower Food Insecurity
Mikayla Mace, Arizona Daily Star
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Food insecurity on college campuses is not a new issue, but it appears to be growing worse. Many students lacking access to food are likely from low-income families and either first-generation college students and/or single parents. 

The University of Arizona is taking steps to help students who may be struggling with hunger, including better access to a campus food pantry, new meal plans, transportation to grocery stores, and more information about available federal nutrition benefits like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

AACC, DOL Partner to Expand Apprenticeships
Community College Daily
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A partnership between the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) aims to dramatically increase the number of apprentices entering the workforce.

The goal of the effort is to produce 16,000 new apprentices nationwide. To do so, AACC and DOL will provide resources to community colleges and employers to create and operate more high-quality, affordable, inclusive, flexible and industry-relevant registered and/or industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.

Why Colleges May Be Chasing the Wrong Numbers to Enroll More Low-Income Students
Chris Quintana, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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A new report by a pair of researchers known for their work on low-income students suggests colleges are thinking about serving that group in the wrong way.

The findings—from Caroline M. Hoxby, a professor of economics at Stanford University, and Sarah Turner, a professor of economics at the University of Virginia—come at a time when colleges, especially elite ones, have faced increasing public pressure to admit more low-income students.

Slow and Steady for Competency-Based Education
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
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Competency-based education has spread slower than many expected, particularly given interest in recent years about its approach, which emphasizes what students know and can do, tends to be more focused on employer needs, and often features elements of personalization and self-pacing for students.

Yet the results of a broad new survey on the emerging form of postsecondary education found continued interest from colleges, expanding experimentation with mostly small degree programs and plenty of optimism about competency-based education’s promise.

The Data Colleges Collect on Applicants
Douglas Belkin, The Wall Street Journal
We Need to Rethink How Students Learn
Kelsea Kierstead, eCampus News
Report Fuels Debate on Access to Higher Education
Cynthia Miller, Santa Fe New Mexican
Expanding HOPE Would Help Georgia Expand Its Middle-Skills Workforce
Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Opinion: Revitalizing Rural South Dakota
Kristi Noem, Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Measuring Opportunity in U.S. Higher Education
National Bureau of Economic Research 
International Business Education at Community Colleges
Michigan State University’s International Business Center
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