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.
November 1, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
Setting Up Student-Veterans for Success
Sarah Spreitzer and Jon Turk, American Council on Education
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Seventy-five years since the GI Bill changed the face of higher education, college leaders are striving to learn more about how to serve the latest generation of student-veterans.

In this podcast, Jared Lyon of Student Veterans of America talks about why student-veterans are considered the “tip of the spear” for the upcoming wave of post-traditional college students. 

Jamie Merisotis
Three Lessons on the Future of Talent Pipelines
Ryan Golden, HR Dive
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Today’s pace of change is rapid. Businesses of all industries and sizes are examining the trends shaping the workforce of tomorrow, while responding to the needs and changing expectations of the workforce of today.

During the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Talent Forward 2019 event last week, experts from top organizations and nonprofits presented their visions for tapping into disadvantaged groups—including the formerly incarcerated—and ensuring individuals are prepared to take on future jobs. 

Jamie Merisotis
If Missouri College Students Could Party Like It's 1999, They'd Save About 61 Percent on Tuition
Aviva Okeson-Haberman, KCUR
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Rachel Shriver is set to graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City next year. She wants a college degree to provide a better life for her two kids. She'll also have about $50,000 in loans to pay off.

It's a situation many Missouri college students find themselves in. State funding hasn’t kept up with student enrollment or inflation, causing colleges to rely on tuition and fees to close the gap.

Jamie Merisotis
How Louisiana’s Richest Students Go to College on the Backs of the Poor
Emmanuel Felton, The Hechinger Report
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Louisiana's TOPS scholarship was meant to provide the state's best and brightest with free tuition at any public university in the state. Originally, the program had an income cap to ensure that it helped those who needed it most. But in the late 1990s, lawmakers removed that cap. 

Since then the program has morphed into one that largely benefits middle-class families and siphons much-needed funds away from poorer students.

The Role of Librarians in Guided Pathways Reforms
Community College Research Center
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