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.
October 24, 2017
Expectations, Race and College Success
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
A new study on racial attitudes and college attainment suggests that high school teachers’ attitudes are not colorblind and may in fact result in some minority students never meeting their potential to succeed in college.
Mr. Rodriguez Is Undocumented and Unafraid
Sasha Aslanian, APM Reports
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Alexis Rodriguez, 25, is a high school math teacher with Teach for America in Los Angeles. Rodriguez is bilingual and holds degrees in mathematics and education, but there's something else he brings to the classroom: his own experience as an undocumented immigrant.

The recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program has thrown Rodriguez's career as a teacher into uncertainty. When his work permit runs out, he will no longer be eligible to work legally in the U.S. Nationally, there could be many more teachers in his situation: 20,000, according to an estimate by the Migration Policy Institute. 

Calif. Uses Perkins Funds to Create ‘Ecosystem of Intrapreneurs’
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
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As Congress looks to scale up successful career and technical education (CTE) programs as part of its efforts to reauthorize the Perkins Act, California could serve as a model.

The state has used Perkins funds to create an “ecosystem of intrapreneurs,” consisting of a single point of contact for each of the 10 regions to support CTE efforts. These individuals connect community colleges with employers, provide technical assistance to colleges, and help employers develop workplace learning programs.

Public College, Industry Credentials
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
Alabama will issue manufacturing industry certifications across its two-year college system in an effort to create a better educational pipeline to jobs in manufacturing and transportation.
Students Return to Campus as Staff
Paul Bratulin, Community College Daily
The Students the Lists Leave Out
Hollis Phelps, Inside Higher Ed
Blog: Student-Centered Transfer
Matt Reed, Confessions of a Community College Dean
Bringing Career Support Into the Undergraduate Academic Experience
Aimée Eubanks Davis, The New England Journal of Higher Education
Blog: What DACA Taught Us About Supporting Vulnerable Students
Sarah Hooker and Radha Biswas, Jobs for the Future
Tuition Remission Benefit was a “Blessing in Disguise”
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Calculating the Real Cost of Community College
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed