Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
May 8, 2018
Are America's Colleges Promoting Social Mobility?
Emily Hanford, APM Reports
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Emily Hanford of APM Reports met Mario Martinez nearly 10 years ago in a remedial writing class at Montgomery College. Martinez, a first-generation college graduate, predicted that a college degree would help him move up in the world. In this Educate podcast on higher education and social mobility, Martinez reflects on his journey.  

Is the Work College Model the 'Wave of the Future' for Reaching Underserved Students?
Allie Bidwell, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
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Working during college can have its benefits, both for students and for institutions. Students are able to bring in extra money to pay for college, and institutions can employ students on campus for a lower cost.

But many contend the Federal Work-Study (FWS) system needs adjustments to better serve its student participants, particularly as employers bemoan college graduates' apparent lack of both "hard" and "soft" job skills. A new report from the American Enterprise Institute suggests that traditional liberal arts colleges look to the nation's nine work colleges for inspiration.
Doubling Completions and Driving Enrollments: Ambitious Goals But Critical and Attainable
The EvoLLLution
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Serving nearly 160,000 students every year across 45 campus and site locations, Ivy Tech Community College is the largest public postsecondary institution in the state of Indiana. In this interview, President Sue Ellspermann discusses Ivy Tech's ambitious plan for driving completion numbers and why the institution's growth imperative is key for the state, employers, and students alike.
‘Talent’ Has Become the New Theme Uniting Education and Employment
Sean Gallagher, EdSurge
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Demand for talent is at all-time highs in an expanding global economy. There are more than six million open jobs in the U.S. alone, and jobless claims are now at the lowest level since 1969. 

In this emerging talent ecosystem, which includes new forms of microlearning and digital credentialing, technology tools and infrastructure will play a major role, often as a bridge between education providers and employers. 

In-Demand Jobs Go Unfilled Because Workers Lack Skills: Report
Olivera Perkins, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Hamilton College, Others Enrolling More Low-Income Students
Amy Neff Roth, Utica Observer Dispatch
GlobalMindED Gathering to Boost First-Gen College Students
Rocío Perez, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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