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.
November 21, 2017
How Real-World Learning Could Help People Compete With Machines
Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University, says colleges must change how they educate for a workforce dominated by automation.

Ed Finkel, Community College Daily
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The concept that “time is money” applies to the life outlook of community college students as much as anyone. Their success in completing a degree or certificate is often an equation that weighs their financial resources against how long they will need to finish.

Prior learning assessments (PLA), which award academic credit for students’ skills and knowledge acquired through work, the military and other experiences prior to enrolling, can help reduce that time frame and the resulting costs. 

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Students Given Helping Hand With Food Pantry at CSUB
Harold Pierce, Bakersfield Californian
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Earlier this year, California State University, Bakersfield opened a food pantry so that students experiencing food insecurity could stay focused on their studies. For Marisela Rodriguez, a first-generation college student at CSUB, the pantry has been a lifesaver. Students can peruse the shelves for canned goods, hygiene items, and snacks and fill their grocery bags, without having to pay a dime. 

When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work
Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Stacy Cowley, and Natalie Kitroeff, The New York Times
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Debra Curry, a nurse in Georgia, fell behind on her student loan payments when she took time off to raise her six children. Her nursing license was briefly suspended. Now she worries that her debt will again affect her ability to work. 
Chamber Agenda Sharpens Workforce Focus
Andy Ober, Inside INdiana Business (Indiana)
A Challenge for Higher Ed: Modernize Manufacturing, But Protect Jobs
Paul Basken, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Workforce Board Hears About Program for Transitioning Veterans
Don Sergent, Bowling Green Daily News (Kentucky)
Commentary: Breaking Down Barriers to Retaining Students
Chris Hutt, The Chronicle of Higher Education
New Questions in NSSE Survey Spark Important Conversations
Lois Elfman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Young and Homeless in America
Carolyn Jones, EdSource
Opinion: Five Ways Colleges Can Enroll More Low-Income Students
Daniel Porterfield, The Hechinger Report
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