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 7, 2018
‘Returnships’ Provide a Way Back Into the Workforce After a Gap
Liza N. Burby, Newsday
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Marina Groothuis left a lucrative job to be a stay-at-home mom when her oldest, now 15, was a year old. In 2015, the mother of two decided to return to work full time. After two months and 400 job applications, she hadn’t received any promising leads.

Path Forward has a solution: offer paid internships so older workers can update their skills.  
Keeping America’s Promise’ Town Hall on Veteran Employment
Matt Parke, Working Nation
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What are the solutions to increasing veteran employment? Watch this video from WorkingNation and Hiring America for key insights on how veterans fit into the modern workforce as leaders.

As Costs Climb at Public Colleges, State Leaders Weigh Fixes—But Students Demand More
Max Larkin, WBUR
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Students in Massachusetts are taking college affordability into their own hands, meeting with legislators to push for ambitious reforms that include the "finish line" grant, which would cover one year of tuition and fees for most students, a "bill of rights" for student borrowers to combat fraud, and using funds in the so-called "millionaire's tax" to forgive some student debt.  

'One-and-Done' Model of Higher Ed Is in the Past
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
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Western Governors University officials are leveraging data to better understand employers' needs and how the university can meet them.
Purdue Global's Arrival
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
In Search of OER’s Future and Edtech’s Missing Evidence at SXSW EDU
Jeffrey R. Young, Jenny Abamu, Michael Sano, Sydney Johnson, Tina Nazerian and Tony Wan, EdSurge
Back in the Shadows? The DACA Saga Continues
John O. Harney, New England Journal of Higher Education
Florida Higher-Education Overhaul Headed to Gov. Scott
Lloyd Dunkelberger, Palm Beach Post
Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General
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