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 18, 2020
Jamie Merisotis
Panorama CEO on Measuring College, Career, and Life Readiness
Frederick Hess, EducationNext
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Aaron Feuer is the co-founder and CEO of Panorama Education, a Boston-based education and technology company whose college- and career-readiness tools, school climate surveys, and social-emotional learning assessments are currently used each year to support the success of more than 10 million students in 11,500 schools.

Joining a passion for education and computer programming, Feuer launched Panorama while working on his undergraduate degree at Yale University. In this interview, Feuer discusses how Panorama is using student data to improve outcomes beyond high school graduation.

Jamie Merisotis
Interactive Talent Network Puts Veterans to Work
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
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Transitioning from the military to a civilian career can be challenging. Often, it's not about talent but translation. For veterans, being able to explain the skills and experience he or she has into civilian terms is vital. For hiring managers, understanding how those skills and their experience can benefit all companies is even more critical.

The Apollo Veterans Talent Network aims to help by making the connection between a veteran and a potential employer seamless.

Jamie Merisotis
Students Organize Their Own Aid Networks
Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed
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As campus closures strain low-income students, undergraduates at more than a dozen universities have started large "mutual aid" networks and fundraisers to defray costs.  

That's the case at the University of Pittsburgh. A few students created a Google form people could fill out if they needed housing, transportation, or storage space. The student organizers then individually match those in need with people who have volunteered to help.

Jamie Merisotis
When College Students Aren’t College-Ready
Emily Richmond, EWA Radio
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In Chicago, thousands of students are earning high school diplomas but showing up at the city’s two-year colleges unprepared for the next step in their academic journeys. 

Kate McGee of WBEZ examines efforts to buck that trend, including an innovative program developed not by outside experts but the faculty of the City Colleges of Chicago system. McGee discusses the project in this podcast. 

How to Make College Decisions When Campuses Are Closed
Margaret Shulman, The New York Times
'We Could Be Homeless': As Dorms Close, Some UC Students Have Nowhere to Go
Briana Rice and Max Londberg, Cincinnati Enquirer
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Mays Imad, Career Advice
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Jane M. Von Bergen, New America
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