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 15, 2018
Calling on the Energy of Hispanic Students
Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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José Luis Cruz, president of Lehman College of the City University of New York, says one key to helping Hispanic students succeed in college is to listen to students, to faculty, and to the data, This mindset is an integral part of Lehman's culture and its approach to widen the bridge to opportunity for students.

Access and Equity in the HEA Reauthorization Conversation
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
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Rauthorization of the Higher Education Act is unlikely until Congress passes a budget reconciliation bill, but how should it address the needs of changing student demographics—or should that question be left to states and institutions?
How MCTC Is Trying to Help Undecided Students Find, and Stick to, a Career Path
Ibrahim Hirsi, MinnPost
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) has made a concerted effort to help students who access the school's career services center move from undecided to decided in their pursuit to find a career path aligned with their interests. These efforts include adding more employees to staff the center to providing students with "exploratory" courses that help them sketch a career plan while also earning credits that count toward multiple majors. 

Pell for Short-Term Programs Is Key in Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
Community College Daily
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday outlined the workforce development components of the Trump administration's $1.5 trillion plan to modernize the nation's infrastructure. Specifics of the plan include allowing students to use Pell grants for quality short-term programs that are focused on in-demand fields. 
Exploring Career Options Earlier
Community College Daily
ABQ Leaders on How to Battle NM Education Shortcomings
Angelo Gonzales, Albuquerque Business First
Why the Automation Boom Could Be Followed by a Bust
Karen Harris, Austin Kimson, and Andrew Schwedel, Harvard Business Review
Research Resource for Native Student Success
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
N.J. Governor's Plan for Free Community College
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
Repaying More Aid When Students Drop Out
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: Restore Pell Grants for Prison Inmates
Vivian Nixon, Albany Times-Union
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