Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
May 31, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
How One Organization Is Addressing College Completion in California
Eric Waldo, swampED
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Michele Siqueiros, president of The Campaign for College Opportunity, knows first hand the struggles first-generation students face in their pursuit of higher education. Siqueiros is the first in her own family to graduate from college. She credits the personal support she received from teachers and counselors for making her college journey even possible.

In this podcast, Siqueiros shares insights from her work in California to get more students to and through college. 

Jamie Merisotis
States Developing Strategies to Understand In-Demand Skills and Connect Workers
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
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For the better part of a year, state governors and their respective workforce development teams have been gathering every few months to work on the National Governors Association’s Good Jobs for All Americans initiative. Their goal is clearly defined: figure out how to provide workers with all the skills they need to compete for the new jobs being created by rapidly changing technology.

Jamie Merisotis
Creativity Required: How a Tesla Partnership Is Setting the Stage for Program and Credential Innovation
The EvoLLLution
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Collaborative relationships with employers and industry are important to colleges’ capacity to support learners in today's evolving labor market. Miami Dade College is doing just that through an earn-and-learn program with Tesla in which students earn a wage, learn on the job, and progress toward a stackable credential.

In this interview, MDC's Lenore Rodicio shares insights on the Tesla partnership, as well as the importance of programmatic and credential innovation for a modern community college.

Jamie Merisotis
Why Fewer Students Are Enrolling in College
Jillian Berman, MarketWatch
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Most of the headlines surrounding higher education would have you believe that students are competing for a limited number of spots at our nation’s colleges. But a new report adds to a growing body of evidence that in many cases, colleges are actually in search of students.

The number of students enrolled in college in the spring dropped 1.7 percent from last year, continuing a spate of declines over the past several years, according to a report released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Summer Workin’: Why SJ Works Helps Secure Silicon Valley's Future
Sam Liccardo and Matthew R. Mahood, Silicon Valley Business Journal
UNCF Conference Empowers Student Leaders
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Commentary: A Letter to Graduates: College Is Still Worth It
Aaron Thompson, Community College Daily
Commentary: 'Like My Father Before Me'
Ana Hernández Kent, Arkansas Business Online
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