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 31, 2018
Phase 2 for Boot Camps
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
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Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite a wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

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With Millennials Leaving New Jersey, Business Leaders Look to Build Future Workforce Through Education
Claire Lowe, Press of Atlantic City
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Millennials are departing New Jersey faster than any other group, leaving the state’s future workforce hanging in limbo. But New Jersey business leaders are hoping to find ways to keep future generations from following suit. That includes a renewed focus on building middle-level skills and exposing students to career and vocational education opportunities. 

Being First in Family to Go to College Can Be Bumpy Road
Deirdre Fernandes, The Boston Globe
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Getting into Dartmouth College in 1988 was a dream come true for Alexandra Bernadotte, a first-generation college student who came to the U.S from Haiti as a young child. Graduating, however, proved to be a hard-fought struggle. 

Nearly three decades later, Bernadotte is helping other first-generation, low-income, and minority students avoid the pitfalls she faced. The nonprofit Bernadotte founded, Beyond 12, uses technology to track, connect, and coach students, ensuring that they earn their degrees.

In Los Angeles, Resources Grow for Homeless Community College Students
Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor
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Community colleges may only get funded to instruct students, but education leaders in Los Angeles say that their moral and ethical duties go beyond the classroom. And while no current state or federal plans exist to fund housing on community college campuses, faculty, staff, and students in and around Los Angeles are piecing together their own solutions.

What Role for Higher Ed in an AI World?
Grace Bird, Inside Higher Ed
Gaining a ‘Job-Ready Workforce’
Rex Davenport, Kenosha News (Wisconsin)
The $3.2 Million Plan to Attract New Workers to Vermont
Jane Lindholm and Matthew Smith, Vermont Public Radio
What Can Data Do for Students?
Jeremy House, Education Dive
Group Seeks Equal Access to Higher Education for Immigrant Youth
Jeniece Roman, Meriden Record-Journal (Connecticut)
2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study
National Center for Education Statistics
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