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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.
June 30, 2020
A New MATC Scholarship Program Wipes Out the Debt of Students Who Dropped Out and Gives Them a Second Chance to Graduate
Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Jennifer Nuno was just a senior in high school when she became pregnant with her first son, Jaiden. Determined to keep moving forward with her education, she graduated high school and later enrolled at Milwaukee Area Technical College. But bills started piling up.

Nuno ended up taking on three jobs and eventually dropping out of college. Now, she's getting a second chance through a scholarship program called ReStart. 

'Dreamer' Talks About Effects of the Supreme Court's DACA Decision on His Life
Ari Shapiro, NPR
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Twelve days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that offered a bit of respite for hundreds of thousands of people living in America, people in the country illegally who were brought here as children, people who sought protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, people like Antonio.

In this interview, Antonio—a DACA recipient—talks about how the recent Supreme Court decision to extend those protections affects his future.

Podcast: Calculating the ROI of Higher Ed
Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn, Future U Podcast
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What kind of a return on investment can a student expect to get on his or her college education?

Martin Van Der Werf of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce discusses the center’s attempts to answer that question in this podcast. 

Police Education Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?
Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
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In late May, when video began circulating of George Floyd trapped under the knee of a police officer, struggling to breathe, it was the latest reminder of America’s failure to address the racism and brutality that pervades U.S. policing. 

For those who train and educate law enforcement officials, Floyd’s death—along with the recent police killings of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and other Black Americans—was also a moment of reckoning, prompting some of those educators to examine their role in preparing officers for a profession responsible for so much senseless violence.

Focusing on Skills, Rather Than Just Degrees, for Federal Jobs
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
Blog: Public Internet
Matt Reed, Confessions of a Community College Dean
Looming Budget Cuts Threaten Proven Program
Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed
The Collective Work of Building Individual Agency
Sandra LaFleur, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Blog: The Social Movement and the Civic Moment
Eboo Patel, Conversations on Diversity
OTC Offers $2M in Grants to Help Students Buy Laptop, Learn Online
Claudette Riley, Springfield News-Leader (Missouri)
Blog: What Does It Mean to Be a Caring Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz, The Mixed Methods Blog
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