Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
March 16, 2018
How Can Colleges Help Their Adult Students?
Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Anne Clark Bartlett, dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington at Tacoma, reflects on her experience as a “nontraditional” student and shares thoughts on what colleges can do to help adult learners succeed.
Anxiety Mounts: One DACA Student in Reno Shares Her Story
Camille Stuyvesant, Reno Public Radio
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The deadline for Congress to reach a solution about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has come and gone, leaving some 700,000 DACA recipients in a continued state of uncertainty. One of those individuals, Neftalí Cruz Nicolás, shares her experiences.

San Diego Community College District Models Support for Men of Color
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) has strategically increased its support of Hispanic and Black men in the last few years, making the district a leader in improving outcomes for the historically underserved groups.

Through a multitude of programs, the district engages men of color in ways that enhance their experience on campus, interrupt cycles that may place them in remedial courses, and provide support tailored to their needs.

Institutional Innovation: The Classroom of the Future for All Types of Students
Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive
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Northwest Missouri State University and the North Kansas City School District are partnering with hundreds of local businesses to take the school-to-college-to-career pipeline to a new level with a unique professional-based learning environment for kindergarten to postsecondary students.
What Americans Think of Apprenticeship
Iris Palmer, New America
More Signal, Less Noise: An Emerging Role for Digital Credentials in Hiring
Jason A. Tyszko and Jonathan Finkelstein, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Udacity U-Turns on Money-Back Guarantee
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
Iowa House Approves Reynolds’ Workforce Skills Bill
James Q. Lynch, Sioux City Journal
How Raising the Bar Helps Re-Entry Students Succeed (Part 2)
Daniel Apple and David Leasure, The EvoLLLution
Teaming Up on a Unique Instructional Building
Brad Moore, Community College Daily
Want a Higher-Paying Job But Don’t Have the Skills? A New Program Makes It Easier
Dave Gallagher, The Bellingham Herald (Washington State)
Idaho's 'Go-On Rate' Is Stuck in Neutral
Kevin Richert, Idaho EdNews
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