Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
March 25, 2019
Partnering With an Industry Giant to Fill Skills Gaps and Support Job Readiness
The EvoLLLution
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Fostering and maintaining strong partnerships with local employers is critical to offering innovative curricula that supports job-readiness and fills skills gaps.

In this interview, Lenore Rodicio of Miami Dade College discusses her school's collaboration with Facebook to help train students, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and others in digital marketing. 
Jamie Merisotis
Three Ways Community Colleges Must Adapt to Workforce Changes
James Paterson, Education Dive
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Community colleges are front-and-center in the discussion of how postsecondary institutions can serve lifelong learning needs. To meet this charge, a new report from the Community College Research Center says two-year institutions must make several key changes in order to adapt to an ever-evolving workforce.

This includes creating stronger transfer pathways, keeping programming current to better serve students, and extending the workforce training imperative throughout the institution.

Jamie Merisotis
Phasing Out Remedial College Education Could Help More Colorado Students Earn Their Degrees
Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado
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A bachelor’s degree eluded Armando Manzanares for two decades because he couldn’t pass introductory college math. As he got older, his lack of a degree made it harder and harder to catch the attention of potential employers.

More than a third of students entering college in Colorado need some sort of remedial coursework, with the numbers much higher for students of color, those from low-income families, and those who are first-generation college students. For many, it ends up being a roadblock. Between 10 and 20 percent of students assigned to remedial, non-credit coursework never make it to a college-level math class.

Groups Unite on HEA Priorities for Military-Connected Students
LaMont Jones, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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Strengthening the GI Bill, institutional accountability, and protecting military-connected families from unethical and illegal practices are among the top concerns that various veteran and military-service groups want to see addressed in a reauthorized Higher Education Act.
The Higher Education Apocalypse
Lauren Camera, U.S. News & World Report
Mountwest Invests in Business, Industry
Keith J. Cotroneo, The Herald Dispatch (West Virginia)
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