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.
March 13, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
A Filmmaker Followed 12 Prisoners Through a Liberal-Arts Education. Here’s What She Learned.
Emma Pettit, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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College Behind Bars is a four-part documentary series that shows the power of college for people behind prison walls. In this interview, Lynn Novick talks about her solo directorial debut, the transformative power of higher education, and what it's like to walk into a prison classroom for the first time.

How Can Colleges Build a Better Future for Work-Study?
Sydney Johnson, EdSurge
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On-campus jobs have long offered a way to help students pay for college. But how can these gigs—which could range from data-entry to dining hall service—better prepare students for their careers and keep them in school?

A new report from NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education offers recommendations on how colleges can rethink work-study programs to more intentionally prepare working students with career-ready skills. 

As an example, the report cites Clemson University. The school offers an on-campus internship program that places undergraduates in positions related to their majors or areas of interest, pays them, and provides academic credit.
How a Bombshell Bribery Scandal Illuminates the ‘Corruption’ of College Admissions
William Brangham, PBS NewsHour
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High school students and their parents know all too well just how intense the competition for college admissions can be. But yesterday's announcement from federal prosecutors was still a shocker.

Some 50 people, including famous actors, business leaders, and college coaches, were arrested and charged for allegedly participating in a bribery and cheating scam to get students into elite schools. The case was called Operation Varsity Blues.

Jeffrey Selingo, who covers higher education issues, discusses the stunning charges in this interview.
Jamie Merisotis
How One liberal Arts College Is Pushing Students to Up Their Job Game
John Swallow, The Hechinger Report
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Like many places in the United States, southeast Wisconsin doesn’t have enough trained individuals to fill open jobs.

That's why this fall, Carthage College will be taking a mandatory approach toward career education. The effort, called Aspire, blends existing and new resources to create a comprehensive career development plan for all students from their first days on campus. 

This City Is Short of Teachers. It’s Tapping Immigrants to Help.
Noble Ingram, The Christian Science Monitor
The Future of Work in a Data-Driven World
Laura Haight, Upstate Business Journal
Cities Must Brace for Automation
Brooks Rainwater, U.S. News & World Report
High-Paying Jobs in the Trades Seeking Workers
Ric Young, CBS19 News (Virginia)
Opinion: Learning While You Earn in College
Andre Perry, The Hechinger Report
Trump Seeks Billions in Cuts
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
Ripe for More Opportunities
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Inside Higher Ed
Detroit Welcomes $30M Skilled Trades Training Center
Riia O'Donnell and Katie Clarey, HR Dive
Employing Student Success: A Comprehensive Examination of On-Campus Student Employment
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators 
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