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.
March 1, 2018
Getting to Yes, And . . . Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO Lumina Foundation – “America Needs Talent”
WGN Radio
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In this podcast interview with Kelly Leonard of Second City Works, Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis discusses immigration, learning beyond high school, and building the talent that the nation needs to survive and thrive.

Funding the Dream
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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A new $20 million initiative by Southern New Hampshire University, the Shapiro Foundation and TheDream.US aims to provide free college educations for 1,000 recipients in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program over the next five years.

Has Student Loan Debt Reached a Crisis Point?
WBUR
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Federal student loan debt is nearly $1.4 trillion, more than twice as much as it was a decade ago.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with the University of Michigan's Susan Dynarski about whether the situation with student loans has reached a crisis level.
A New Approach for California’s Community Colleges
Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley weighs in on a major new project to create fully online competency-based programs for job training.

29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU
Stephen Noonoo and Tony Wan, EdSurge
Essay: What Assessment Is Really About
Kate Drezek McConnell, Inside Higher Ed
Pushing for Four-Year Graduation
Grace Bird, Inside Higher Ed
Life Skills Re-Entry Center Is a First
H. Wayne Wilson, Peoria Public Radio
A Better Way to Repay
Kevin James, American Enterprise Institute
Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Completion Rates
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Early Findings From a National Survey of Developmental Education Practices
Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness
Databurst Teacher Shortages and Surpluses
National Council on Teacher Quality
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