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.
May 14, 2018
This Is What Georgia Tech Thinks College Will Look Like in 2040
Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Created three years ago by the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Commission on Creating the Next in Education recently published a report on what the public research university of 2040 and beyond might look like. Which business and funding models will become outdated? How will colleges and universities best serve the next generations of learners?

The commission's report contains a number of provocative ideas. Among them: new credentials that recognize continuous learning, a subscription fee model instead of tuition, "education stations" that bring services and experiences to students, and worldwide networks of advisers and coaches for life. 

A Roadmap to Expand Apprenticeships
Community College Daily
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A blue-ribbon task force that examined the barriers and potential of apprenticeships in workforce development is recommending a pilot program to test “industry-recognized” apprenticeships in various fields lacking well-established registered apprenticeship programs.
Single Moms in College Spend Nine Hours a Day on Housework
Adam Harris, The Atlantic
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For 2.1 million single mothers attending college, the joyful moments of motherhood are compounded with competing time demands of coursework, parenthood, and employment.

Several colleges have launched programs aimed at students with children. Bard Microcollege Holyoke is a first-of-its-kind college created specifically for low-income women whose educations were interrupted by pregnancy and parenting. And Endicott College, also in Massachusetts, is home to a “Keys to Degrees” program that provides assistance to young parents—both men and women—and their children.

A DACA Recipient Graduates Amid Deportation Fears
Scott Simon, NPR
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Late spring is graduation season for schools across the United States. It's a time of joy and hope for many, but for recipients of the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and their families it can bring added anxiety. For many of these "DREAMers," the threat of deportation looms over their graduation celebrations.

In this interview, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jessica Moreno-Caycho, a DREAMer graduating in May from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Helping U.S. Manufacturers: What Works?
Jared Bernstein and Somin Park, The Washington Post
New Jersey Law Lets Students Without Legal Status Get Aid
Mike Catalini, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Helping Manufacturing-Intensive Communities: What Works?
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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