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 26, 2018
LinkedIn’s Allen Blue: 'The Skills Gap Is a Moving Target’
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
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LinkedIn, like many other companies, is struggling to hire tech workers of its own. Last year, the company launched a six-month pilot apprentice program called REACH to help fill the talent shortage. More than 700 people applied. The goal: to tap into a talent pool of people passionate about computer science but who came by their initial programming training in a non-traditional way.

Purdue, Kaplan Make Unconventional Bid to Reach Adult Students
Kirk Carapezza, On Campus
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Earlier this month, a regional accreditor in Indiana approved Purdue University's acquisition of Kaplan University. What does the Purdue-Kaplan deal mean for students? For Katie Webber and other working adults like her, it means a chance to return to college and finally finish a degree. 
To Help and Comfort ‘Dreamers’
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The budget bill President Trump signed Friday includes no mention of the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The omission leaves thousands of people facing extreme uncertainty, including 50 to 100 "Dreamers" at Pomona College in California. The institution is offering them legal and logistical aid, regular get-togethers, and other support to let them know they're not alone in their struggles and worry.
Thousands of College Hopefuls Could Leave California—and Never Come Back
Vanessa Rancano, KQED
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As California's public universities scramble to accommodate more students, nearby out-of-state schools are welcoming them with open arms. If they leave the state for college, and don't come back, it could be trouble for the state's economy.

This month, to mark the 150th anniversary of the University of California, President Janet Napolitano laid out steps to meet growing demand. She called on chancellors to graduate more students in four years, clearing the way for new students, and advocated for a policy that would guarantee admission to qualified community college transfer students. But is it enough?

Q&A: Snap-On CEO Nick Pinchuk Names Biggest Problem Facing Manufacturers
Patrick Leary, Milwaukee Business Journal (Wisconsin)
Blog: Lessons Learned
Steven Mintz, Higher Ed Gamma
Community College League Touts Connections and Partnerships
Sierra Darville, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
A Partial Fix
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
HBCUs to Get Funding Hike in Federal Budget
Walter Hudson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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