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 2, 2018
Minding the Skills Gap: The Future of Education in the Future of Work
American Enterprise Institute
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Globalization, automation, and other emerging technologies are poised to reshape the workplace, the workforce, and work itself. Watch this video of a recent convening with some of the nation’s foremost education and labor experts at Arizona State University to discuss skills training and creating a more flexible, innovative labor force.
1,110 DACA Permits a Day Will Start Expiring March 5, Despite Court Rulings
Daniel González, The Arizona Republic
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Maria Santillan and Nephtali Moreno share a common bond. They are living their dreams-dreams afforded to them through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Those dreams may be upended, however. 

Like thousands of other "Dreamers," Santillan and Moreno could still lose their deportation protections and work permits—at least temporarily—despite the recent ruling by the Supreme Court that essentially allows the DACA program to continue past a March 5 termination date set by the Trump administration.

A New Focus on College Campuses: Ending Housing Insecurity
Caroline Vakil, U.S. News & World Report
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Regina Montoya, a senior at California State University, Sacramento, manages a busy schedule: two internships and a full course load. But she used to face a very different challenge: when the dorms closed, she was homeless.

Housing insecurity-including homelessness, difficulty paying rent or utilities, or having to move multiple times-is an issue for students in colleges across the country, including the 23 campuses of the California State University system.
Can Apprenticeships Train the Workforce of the Future? States Hope So.
J.B. Wogan, Governing the States and Localities
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Despite having a college diploma, Will Lake lacked the skills needed to find the jobs he wanted. He’s not alone. In response, a growing number of states are turning to apprenticeships as a potential solution to their labor shortages, especially in rural areas where it can be hard to attract new workers.

New Ag Apprenticeship Provides Support From Incarceration to Re-Entry in Missouri
Ivy Love, New America
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Finding work is critical to post-incarceration success, but clearing that hurdle can be difficult. The Missouri Department of Economic Development is launching an apprenticeship program designed to help with both work and education barriers for incarcerated people preparing for re-entry.
Demonstrating Value
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
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Colleges are facing more pressure to prove that the credentials they issue are worth the time, money, and effort students put into earning them. Robert Kelchen, an assistant professor at Seton Hall University, attempts to make sense of this building pressure in his new book on what the accountability push means for higher education. 

How CEOs Are Bridging the Talent Gap
Jennifer Pellet, Chief Executive Magazine
Urban League’s Morial: Educational Equity Essential to Economic Empowerment
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Reducing Transactional Distance: Engaging Online Students in Higher Education
Amanda Major and Jennifer Sumner, The EvoLLLution
New Americans in Dallas
New American Economy
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