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 29, 2018
Invisible No More: How Advising Programs Are Finding New Talent for Top Colleges
Nick Anderson, The Washington Post
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Like many promising students from modest backgrounds, Nolan Arkansas started his college search with a major barrier: He was unaware of all of his options and undervalued his own potential. 

A growing movement of nonprofit talent hunters and advisers is seeking to raise the ambitions of disadvantaged students and connect them with premier colleges. 
Bridging the Labor Gap
Tristan Scott, Flathead Beacon
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Faced with an impending worker shortage, Montana is on a mission to help students gain access to training in the fields most critical to the state's economy.

A workforce development initiative called RevUp is part of Montana's strategy. The program is designed to provide incentives for students to quickly earn certificates and degrees tailored to the current and future job market without sinking them into debt. 

Nevada Looks to Apprenticeship Programs to Build on Jobs Growth
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
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Significant talent shortages and skill gaps are slowing employers' efforts to expand, innovate, and excel. In Nevada, apprenticeships play a key role in reducing the skills gap and filling high-quality jobs.  

Texas A&M-San Antonio Looks to City's Culture and History to Build Student Success Model
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
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Focusing on the area's heavy military population and large contingency of students in poverty, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is working to send a message that says 'you belong here.'
Changing Public Perceptions of Higher Ed
John O. Harney, The New England Journal of Higher Education
Analysis: Tech Jobs on Rise, Many Going Unfilled
Dan McGowan, Inside INdiana Business
Letters to the Editor: A Better Education System
Bill Welch, The Sun Journal (Maine)
Tuition Grows in Importance
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
Rhode Island Considers Bill to Help DACA Recipients
John Bender, Rhode Island Public Radio
State Higher Education Finance: FY 2017
State Higher Education Executive Officers
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