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 4, 2018
CEO Bruce Broussard on How Humana Develops Its Skilled Workforce
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
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Emerging technologies are enabling Humana to create solutions to improve the health of its members. Humana's CEO Bruce Broussard says that keeping its workforce trained to adopt and implement these technologies is essential to the company's mission.
Photo: Ari Fishkind 
When Graduating High School Late Is a Good Thing
Tina Kelley, NationSwell
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Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) is a unique educational model that brings together high schools, community colleges, and employers who collaborate on the curriculum. Fusing classroom instruction with workplace experience, the program also offers internships and mentoring.

Meant to be completed in six years or less, P-Tech was designed by IBM, where nearly all graduates who do not go on to four-year colleges are first in line for any open jobs. The end goal: to provide kids from low-income communities a direct route to the middle class.

Governor’s Budget Could Fund New Community College Campus—in the Cloud
Megan Burks, KPBS
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Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to release his budget in the coming days, and it could include funds for a brand new community college—one that is fully online.

The school would aim to serve 2.5 million Californians who have some college but are unable to obtain certificates or degrees because of work or family obligations.

Harvard Law Grad Helps Low-Income Kids Aim High
Nick Chiles, The Hechinger Report
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While many high schools push low-income students toward less competitive colleges, this New York nonprofit encourages them to attend the nation’s top schools—and prepares them to thrive once they get there. 
7 Fastest-Growing Tech Job Skills
Cynthia Harvey, InformationWeek
4 Ways Universities Can Better Engage With Nontraditional Students
Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education
Smokey John’s Owner Is Fired Up to Succeed
Ann Hatch, Community College Daily
Risk-Sharing Plan Could Be Extremely Costly for Colleges
David Baime, Community College Daily
Opinion: College Degree Worth the Cost
Austin Reid, The Columbus Dispatch
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