Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
July 24, 2018
Anticipating Automation, States Retool Apprenticeships, Education
Andrew Soergel, U.S. News & World Report
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Nearly half of all new jobs created over the course of the past 18 years have been in professions and industries that government statisticians didn't even recognize before the turn of the millennium.

That trend has forced governors and state officials across the country to remain on their toes, adopting and implementing policies and skills training programs that keep their workforces flexible and productive as the labor market becomes increasingly advanced and automated.
Colleges Offer to Pay Tuition for Part of Grads’ Future Salary
David Jordan, The Seattle Times
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As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

Unlike standard education loans, students with income-share agreements pay back a percentage of their salary for a set period. Advocates say colleges then have more incentive to help students find high-earning jobs after graduation.

Effort Aims to Break Down Barriers That Keep Mississippi Undereducated and Underemployed
Dillon Mullan, The Daily Journal
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Junior McGaha learned his truck-driving skills at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he received his High School Equivalency in May 2017 and the tools to obtain a commercial driver’s license last December. After dropping out of high school as a freshman, he worked at McDonald’s for five years. By the time he left, he was making a little over $8 an hour. Now he brings home around $600 every Friday.

An organziation called 2nd Chance MS gave McGaha gas money, testing fees and tuition while he attended Northeast and trucking school. In many instances, transportation, childcare and cost block potential students from attending class. With the help of 2nd Chance, community colleges are working to knock down those barriers to employable skills that keep Mississippians poor.

Summer College Enrollment Up as Pell Grant Money Flows, Helping Students to Graduate Faster
Larry Gordon, EdSource
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Federal financial aid changes are producing significant enrollment increases in summer classes at many California colleges and raising hopes that students will graduate faster as a result.

Cal State Los Angeles has experienced nearly a doubling of its summer school population to about 5,900. Officials attribute most of that growth to the revival and expansion of federal Pell Grants that Congress approved last year for low- and moderate-income students.
Region Gets Road Map to Fill Skills Gap
Brian Pedersen, Lehigh Valley Business
Opinion: Bridging the Workforce Gap
Travis W. Staton, The Roanoke Times
FAFSA for Your Phone
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
Expanding the Research Experience
Community College Daily
PA Promise Would Help Those Making Less Than $110,000
Alyssa Biederman, Philadelphia Sunday Sun
Positioning Ourselves to Support College Success for Males of Color
Derrick R. Brooms, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Adult Ed’s Links to Work, Income and More
Laurie Quarles, Community College Daily
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