Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
November 29, 2018
Google Retraining College-Educated Moms for Tech Jobs
Hallie Busta and Katie Pyzyk, Education Dive
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Colleges and the private sector are getting creative to help adult learners reskill so they can successfully re-enter the workforce. In New York City, for example, a nonprofit called MotherCoders is teaming up with Google to bring free tech training to mothers of all backgrounds through the city's Women.nyc initiative.

The part-time, nine-week program is aimed at college-educated mothers with some work experience who want to return to work, start a business, or change careers. Onsite childcare is provided during the courses.

The Local Benefits of a Collaborative Postsecondary Ecosystem
The EvoLLLution
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By creating a collaborative environment that links educators and employers, cities can identify workforce gaps, enhance economic development, and provide greater opportunities for families to grow.

In this interview, Kansas City Mayor David Alvey discusses the role that municipal governments play in creating a postsecondary ecosystem that supports learners through all stages of life.

Work-Based Learning: Building a Better Future for Job Seekers and Employers
Matt Parke, WorkingNation
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Technological changes and a shrinking pool of talent are forcing educators and employers to rethink the ways they deliver the skills training that students and employees need to survive and thrive.

In this video, business and education experts share their thoughts on the challenges of preparing workers for an unknown future and the opportunities that work-based learning can bring to job seekers and employers alike.

Career-Technical Education Emerges as a Pathway to the Workplace and College
Kevin Richert, Idaho EdNews
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For nearly a decade, Idaho’s leaders have been pushing high school graduates to continue their education. That’s largely, but not exclusively, a push toward college.

Meanwhile, career-technical education has emerged as a complement and a counterweight. In the eyes of many educators, CTE solves a lot of problems. For the college-bound, CTE gives students a way to pay for tuition and housing. For students who won't attend college, CTE promises mobile and tangible job training, at a bargain price. 

Students such as Holly Youngberg are getting the message.

Feeling Ready for a Career
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Inside Higher Ed
Jobs, Education, and the Learner/Worker
Ray Schroeder, Inside Digital Learning
Report: One-Time FAFSA Is a Logical Step for Low-Income Students
Allie Bidwell, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
DeVos Says Student Loans Have Created a Crisis. Hold On, Researchers Say.
Chris Quintana, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Higher Ed Observers Slam Federal Reprieve for For-Profit Accreditor
LaMont Jones, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Five Ways to Make Meaningful Connections With Adult Learners
Tom Ryan, University Business Magazine
Coming Together to Serve Immigrant Students
Heather Boerner, AACC 21st Century Center
Aligning for Student Success
Association of Community College Trustees
FAFSA Verification: Good Government or Red Tape?
National College Access Network
One and Done: Modeling a One-Time FAFSA
Center for American Progress
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