Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
November 22, 2017
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The Push for Education Programs That Pay People as They Learn
Lolade Fadulu, The Atlantic
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Advocates say worker training is key to economic stability—but can they convince the federal government it’s worth the money? 

Photo:  Yesenia Robles
Building a Teacher Pipeline: How One Aurora School Has Become a Training Ground for Aspiring Teachers
Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado
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Students at Aurora’s Elkhart Elementary School are getting assistance from three aspiring teachers helping out in classrooms this year, part of a new partnership aimed at building a bigger and more diverse teacher pipeline.

The teachers-to-be, students at the University of Northern Colorado’s Center for Urban Education, get training and a paid job while they’re in college. Elkhart principal Ron Schumacher gets paraprofessionals with long-term goals and a possibility that they’ll be better prepared to be Aurora teachers.

Come What May: Embedding Tech Skills for the Future of Work
Michael Prebil, New America
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Colleges and universities that embed industry credentials into their degree programs give students several ways to communicate what they know and can do. 

She Has a Dream: College Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Caroline Howard, Forbes
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Espinoza Salamanca, 27, is the founder and CEO of DREAMers RoadMap, an app that helps undocumented students around the country find scholarships to go to college. It's a passion project for the Mexican immigrant who moved to California when she was four, the youngest of 11 children.
Skills Gap or Communications Gap?
Brenda Perea, Community College Daily
Blog: Investments in Education = Investments in Jobs
Mary Gardner Clagett, Jobs for the Future
Blog: Beyond Financial Aid: Helping Adult Students With the Cost of College
Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, Education Commission of the States
Immigration Battle Fuels Higher Ed Uncertainty
Brian Moline, Peoria Public Radio
Why the House Tax Plan Has Students Worried
Kimberly Adams, Marketplace
Purdue Unveils Boiler Affordability Grants
Dan McGowan, Inside INdiana Business
GHC Part of Initiative to Support Student-Veterans
Donna Harris, The Daily Tribune News
Grants Help College Students With Emergencies
Elizabeth Baker, Urban Milwaukee
Detroit College Challenge Seeks to Boost Enrollment
Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit News
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